HISTORICAL & EDUCATIONAL

From historical estates and societies to monuments and museums, there's something interesting for everyone at Lake Erie Shores & Islands.

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Doller Estate

392 Bayview Ave.
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
North Shores & Islands

The Doller Estate allows you to experience island life as it was in the 1800s. Tour the home of one of Put-in-Bay's wealthiest and most influentia...

Edison Birthplace

9 N. Edison Dr. (off SR 113)
Milan, OH 44846
East Shores

Visit the early boyhood home of Thomas Edison in Milan, Ohio. Edison Birthplace museum features a collection of rare early inventions, documents, ...

Cooke-Dorn House Historic Site

1415 Columbus Ave.
Sandusky, OH 44870
Central Shores

Sandusky is known for its collection of limestone buildings, including this Greek Revival. The three-story mansion features a ruby and cranberry g...

Follett House Museum

404 Wayne St.
Sandusky, OH 44870
Central Shores

Experience Sandusky's history from before the War of 1812, through the Civil War era, and to the present at the Follett House Museum. Four floors ...

Historic Lyme Village

5001 SR 4
Bellevue, OH 44811
Neighbors

Experience the past as you tour the 16 buildings of this 19th-century village. Tours of Historic Lyme Village include an 1880s Victorian mansion, ...

Johnson's Island Confederate Officers Prison Cemetery

Gaydos Dr.
Marblehead, OH 43440
North Shores & Islands

This historic cemetery is the final resting place of more than 200 of the 9,000 Confederate soldiers once imprisoned here. A causeway toll is requ...

Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum

253 Southwest St.
Bellevue, OH 44811
Neighbors

Opened in 1976, the Mad River and NKP Railroad Museum is a lasting bicentennial project and a tribute to the transportation industry that helped t...

Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial

93 Delaware Ave.
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
North Shores & Islands

Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial was established to honor those who fought in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812 and t...

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums

Spiegel Grove
Fremont, OH 43420
Neighbors

The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums houses 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes' Victorian mansion, the newly-renovated mu...

Seneca Caverns

15248 E. Twp. Rd. 178 (off SR 269)
Bellevue, OH 44811
Neighbors

Seneca Caverns-Registered Natural Landmark is "The Caviest Cave!" Walk natural stone steps and pathways through the "Earth Crack" and view Ole Mis...