Museum & Mission

The Oliver Hazard Perry Shipyard is a 501(c)(3) leading the Perry Shipyard Project, an initiative to bring a Perry Class Frigate (ex-Halyburton FFG-40) to Erie, PA and open it to the public as a museum ship.

This will be a dynamic way to educate the public that has never boarded a fighting vessel, on its role, capabilities, and life onboard the ship. Our mission is to honor veterans and share the remarkable story of Oliver Hazard Perry and his legacy.

Oliver Hazard
Perry

The significance of Commodore Perry’s role shaping the U.S. Navy cannot be understated. Perry’s pivotal success in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812 is also uniquely tied to Erie.

America’s
“Flagship City”

Erie, Pennsylvania has a long history as a shipbuilding, fishing, and railroad hub. It acts as the state’s access to the Great Lakes.

Guided Missile
Frigates

Perry’s legacy lives on in his namesake guided missile frigates, also known as the Perry or FFG-7 class.
The significance of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s role shaping the U.S. Navy cannot be understated. Perry’s pivotal success in the Battle of Lake Erie
The significance of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s role shaping the U.S. Navy cannot be understated. Perry’s pivotal success in the Battle of Lake Erie
The significance of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s role shaping the U.S. Navy cannot be understated. Perry’s pivotal success in the Battle of Lake Erie

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