Presque Isle Pressed Pennies ~ Erie, Pennsylvania

By | August 26, 2019

There are four pressed pennies at Presque Isle State Park in Erie, Pennsylvania. The elongated penny designs include the Presque Isle lighthouse, a deer, a crane, and the Tom Ridge Environmental Center.

There are four pressed pennies at Presque Isle State Park in Erie, Pennsylvania. The elongated penny designs include the Presque Isle lighthouse, a deer, a crane, and the Tom Ridge Environmental Center.

I love visiting lighthouses (and collecting lighthouse elongated pennies), so when I discovered that we would be passing right by Presque Isle State Park on our way back from Niagara Falls, I knew we had to stop and see the lighthouse there.

✅ Related: Niagara Falls elongated coins

Presque Isle is a stunningly beautiful 3000+ acre peninsula that extends into the waters of Lake Erie.  Recreational activities abound in the park, including swimming, bird-watching, fishing, boating, hiking, and bicycling.

One of the two lighthouses at Presque Isle State Park in Erie Pennsylvania.

Since this was an unplanned stop, we only got to spend a couple of hours at Presque Isle.  We visited the main lighthouse, which is open for tours, and then took a bit of a hike along the shore to see the smaller North Pier Light.

House boats at Presque Isle state park in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Along the way to the North Pier lighthouse, we passed a community of house boats, which was cool to see.  If we had a longer time to spend in the park, we would have explored the 11 miles of hiking trails.

Want to plan a visit to Presque Isle State Park? Check out their website here.

Presque Isle State Park Pressed Penny Designs

There are four pressed pennies at Presque Isle State Park in Erie, Pennsylvania. The elongated penny designs include the Presque Isle lighthouse, a deer, a crane, and the Tom Ridge Environmental Center.

  • Presque Isle Lighthouse
  • Crane
  • Deer
  • Tom Ridge Environmental Center

While you are here, be sure to check out the rest of the state park pressed pennies in our collection

Presque Isle Lighthouse Elongated Penny

Presque Isle Lighthouse pressed penny - one of 4 elongated penny designs at Presque Isle State Park in Erie Pennsylvania.

This smashed penny features the Presque Isle lighthouse.  This is a vertical design with a dotted border.  The text below the lighthouse image reads “Presque Isle”.

Presque Isle Crane Elongated Penny

Presque Isle crane pressed penny - one of 4 elongated penny designs at Presque Isle State Park in Erie Pennsylvania.

This smashed penny features a crane that is commonly seen in the waters surrounding Presque Isle state park in Erie, Pennsylvania.  This is a vertical design with a dotted border.  The text below the bird image reads “Presque Isle”.

Presque Isle Deer Elongated Penny

Presque Isle deer pressed penny - one of 4 elongated penny designs at Presque Isle State Park in Erie Pennsylvania.

This smashed penny features a deer that is commonly seen in Presque Isle state park in Erie, Pennsylvania.  This is a vertical design with a dotted border.  The text below the deer image reads “Presque Isle”.

Tom Ridge Environmental Center Elongated Penny

Tom Ridge Environmental Center pressed penny - one of 4 elongated penny designs at Presque Isle State Park in Erie Pennsylvania.

This smashed penny depicts the Tom Ridge Environmental Center that can be found within Presque Isle State Park in Erie Pennsylvania.  This is a horizontal design with a dotted border.  The text on the pressed penny reads “Tom Ridge” above the building and “Environmental Center” below the building.

The Tom Ridge Environmental Center at Presque Isle serves as an educational and research center.  You can browse the interactive exhibits, climb their tower, and grab a bite to eat at their cafe.

Presque Isle Smashed Penny Machine Location

Address:  301 Peninsula Drive, Erie PA 16505

Phone Number:  814-833-7424

Where machine is located: in the Tom Ridge Environmental Center at the entrance of the gift shop

Machine Type: hand crank

Cost:  51 cents (you supply the penny)

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There are four pressed pennies at Presque Isle State Park in Erie, Pennsylvania. The elongated penny designs include the Presque Isle lighthouse, a deer, a crane, and the Tom Ridge Environmental Center.

While you are here, be sure to check out the rest of the animal pressed pennies in our collection.

If you have any updates on this machine location or the pressed penny designs, leave a comment below so we can update this post.

Until next time, keep on squishin!


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