Museums In PA – Lake Erie Region

The Lake Erie and north west area museums in PA offer art museums, an Erie canal museum, children’s museum and historical museums.

Museums are great educational learning opportunities for kids and grown ups alike.

Many offer workshops, programs and classes, too. You can observe, learn and try – all at the same time.

Erie has a lot of museums for each family member. There’s one for kids and a great art museum both adults and kids will like.

Don’t forget to relax around the waters of Lake Erie after visiting the museums in PA.

Crawford County PA

Baldwin Reynolds House Museum

639 Terrace Street
Meadville PA 16335
Meadville PA Hotels

Mid May-August Wed-Sun 12-4 PM

  • Henry Baldwin was a Supreme Court justice in the era of Andrew Jackson’s presidency
  • William Reynolds was the first mayor of Meadville
  • Events

Drake Well Museum
202 Museum Lane
Titusville PA 16354
Titusville PA Hotels

Open May Tues-Sat 9 AM-5 PM
June-October Tues-Sat 9 AM-5 PM, Sunday 12-5 PM

  • Oil industry birthplace in 1859 where Edwin Drake drilled an oil well
  • Outdoor exhibits
  • Videos
  • Educational programs
  • Historic buildings

Erie County PA

Corry Area Historical Museum
945 Mead Avenue
Corry PA 16407

  • History and artifacts on Corry and the surrounding area
  • Displays
Erie PA art museum inside with photo galleries

Erie Art Museum
411 State Street
Erie PA Hotels

Tues-Sat 11 AM-5 PM, Sunday 1-5 PM

  • Exhibits
  • Performances
  • Events
  • One of the museums in PA with educational programs
  • Classes

Erie County Historical Society & Museums
419 State St

4 historic house musuems:

  • Battles Museums of Rural Life
    June-August Sundays 1-5 PM
  • Cashier’s House – Tues-Sat 11 AM-4 PM
  • Museum of Erie County History – Tues-Sat 11 AM-4 PM
  • Watson-Curtze Mansion – Wed-Sat 11 AM-4 PM, Sunday 1-4 PM

Erie Maritime Museum and US Brig Niagara
150 East Front Street

April-October – Mon-Sat 9 AM-5 PM, Sunday 12-5 PM
November-December – Thurs-Sat 9 AM-5 PM
January-March – Thurs-Sat 9 AM-5 PM

  • Battle of Lake Erie (War of 1812)
  • Interactive exhibits
  • Interpretive programs

Experience Children’s Museum

museums in PA red brick expERIEnce children's museum in Erie PA with two green trees on each side

420 French St
Erie 16507
Erie PA Hotels

June-August Tues-Sat 10 AM-4 PM, Sunday 1-4 PM
September-May Wed-Sat 10 AM-4 PM, Sunday 1-4 PM

  • Hands on learning exhibits

Firefighters Historical Museum
428 Chestnut Street
Erie 16507

June-August – Saturday 11 AM-4 PM, Sunday 1-4 PM
September-October – Sat-Sun 1-4 PM

Hazel Kibler Memorial Museum
522 East Main Street
Girard PA
Girard PA Hotels

End of May to beginning of September Sundays 2-5 PM

  • Artifacts and history on Girard and other nearby Erie County communities
  • Exhibits include furniture, clothing, tools, toys from the 18th century
  • Educational programs
18th century furniture in a Pennsylvania museum

Union City Museum & Historical Society
11 South Main Street
Union City PA 16438

Mon, Thurs, Sat 10 AM-2 PM

  • 18th and 19th century items including tools, utensils, barber shop items, farming items, clothing, sewing machines, toys, radios, tv’s
  • One room school house

Mercer County PA

Canal Museum
60 Alan Avenue
Greenville PA 16125

June-August Sat-Sun 1-5 PM

  • History on the Erie Extension Canal – mid to late 1800s
  • Artifacts include a canal boat

Venango County PA

DeBence Antique Music World
1261 Liberty St
Franklin PA 16323
Franklin PA Hotels

April to October Tues-Sat 11 AM-4 PM, Sunday 12:30-4 PM

  • 100+ antique musical instruments including organs, music boxes, phonographs, musical toys

Venango Museum of Art, Science & Industry
270 Seneca Street
Oil City PA 16301
Oil City PA Hotels

Tues-Fri 10 AM-4 PM, Sat 11 AM-4 PM, Sunday 2-5 PM

  • National Register of Historic Places
  • Art programs
  • Music programs
  • Artifacts
  • Exhibits

Enjoy visiting the Lake Erie area museums in PA!

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