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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Lakeside Chautauqua

236 Walnut Ave.
Lakeside, OH 43440
North Shores

For more than 140 years, Lakeside Chautauqua has welcomed families to the Lake Erie shore to take part in a summer Chautauqua experience dedicated...

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...

Merry-Go-Round Museum

301 Jackson St. (US 6)
Sandusky, 44870
Central Shores

Take a ride into the past on the antique carousel at The Merry-Go-Round Museum. This year's exhibit is "Into the Wild." Wood carving demonstration...

Because of its location on Lake Erie, the number of railroad lines, the Huron and Vermilion rivers, and the Milan Canal, Erie County was a leading...

Glacial Grooves State Memorial

Division St.
Kelleys Island, OH 43438
Kelleys Island

A National Natural Landmark, the Glacial Grooves on the north side of Kelleys Island are the largest easily accessible such grooves in the world...

The Keeper's House

9999 E. Bayshore Rd.
Marblehead, OH 43440
North Shores

The oldest-surviving home in Ottawa County offers visitors the chance to experience the history of lighthouse keepers. The 1822 home was the resid...

Maritime Museum of Sandusky

125 Meigs St.
Sandusky, OH 44870
Central Shores

Dive into the rich maritime history of the Sandusky Bay area at the Maritime Museum of Sandusky. Through interactive exhibits and educational prog...

Doller Estate

392 Bayview Ave.
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
Put-in-Bay

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...

Liberty Aviation Museum

3515 E. State Rd.
Port Clinton, OH 43452
North Shores

Liberty Aviation Museum showcases operational, historical aircraft and vehicles including "Georgie's Gal", a WWII B-25 Mitchell Bomber, a U.S. Nav...

Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center

255 Meechen Rd.
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
Put-in-Bay

Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center includes an indoor collection of over 240 North American fish, birds, and mammals. Self-guided or n...