Directions

Museum entrance is 20 East 5th Street, Erie, PA, 16507 between State and French.

The Erie Art Museum is conveniently located in the heart of the downtown Erie, PA cultural and entertainment district. The Erie Art Museum’s complex is close by to numerous downtown cultural attractions, dining and shops. For more information on downtown Erie, visit www.eriedowntown.com.

Temporary Parking Information

Downtown Erie is experiencing some exciting changes with new buildings and renovations. With that does come construction zones, which unfortunately will limit some street and sidewalk access around the Museum. To help safely navigate the downtown area we’ve created the following guide to access the Museum.

Street Access

5th Street is closed between Peach Street and French Street, and should not be used when traveling to the Museum. French Street is also limited to one lane near the crossing of East 5th and French Street. It is recommended to use State Street to access parking. If dropping off individuals, we recommend dropping off at the Northeast corner of State Street and East 5th Street, just south of Rita’s Italian Ice.

Sidewalk Access

From the Erie Art Museum Main Entrance to State Street, the north sidewalk is available, from the Erie Art Museum Entrance to French Street, the south sidewalk is available. A crosswalk from the south to north sidewalk is available directly in front of the Erie Art Museum Entrance on East 5th Street. 

On French Street between 4th and 5th Street, we recommend only using the east sidewalk.

Parking Access

Metered Street parking is available on State Street and around Perry Square along North and South Park Row, French Street, and Peach Street. These parking options have easy access to the Museum from the west side of the entrance. Meters can be fed using quarters or via the MeterEZ app

Parking garages and parking lots are available on E 3rd Street between State Street and French Street. The walk from these locations is approximately 5 minutes.

From South

Follow I-79 North until it turns into the Bayfront Parkway.  Continue on the Bayfront Parkway to State Street. Turn right onto State Street, then turn left onto E. 5th Street. Please note the closure of 5th street above.

From West

Take I-90 East to Exit 22, follow I-79 North until it turns into the Bayfront Parkway.  Continue on the Bayfront Parkway to State Street. Turn right onto State Street, then turn left onto E. 5th Street. Please note the closure of 5th street above.

From East

Take I-90 West to Exit 32. Follow the Bayfront Connector to State Street.  Turn left onto State Street, then turn left onto E. 5th Street. Please note the closure of 5th street above.