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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Marblehead Lighthouse State Park

110 Lighthouse Dr.
Marblehead, OH 43440
North Shores

Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, Located in Marblehead, Ohio, Marblehead Lighthouse State Park features picnic facilities, fishing, walking trail...

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Lakeside Chautauqua

236 Walnut Ave.
Lakeside, OH 43440
North Shores

For more than 145 years, Lakeside Chautauqua has welcomed families to the Lake Erie shore to take part in a summer Chautauqua experience dedicated...

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Port Clinton Lighthouse

Water Works Park, E. Perry St. (SR 163)
Port Clinton, OH 43452
North Shores

The restored lighthouse is Port Clinton's second, built in 1896 and placed at the entrance of the Portage River where it remained active for 56 yr...

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Glacial Grooves State Memorial

739 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 a...

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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...

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Historic Lonz Winery

1719 Fox Rd.
Middle Bass Island, OH 43446
Middle and North Bass islands

In 1866 Andrew Wehrle, established the Golden Eagle Wine Cellars, which soon became one of the largest wineries in the country. In 1884, island re...

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South Bass Island Lighthouse

878 Bayview Dr.
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
Put-in-Bay

Visitors have the opportunity to tour the historic lighthouse and grounds and also learn more about the other available tours and facilities opera...

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Hoover Auditorium

115 W. Third St.
Lakeside, OH 43440
North Shores

Historic Hoover Auditorium hosts a wide variety of concerts and entertainment in the summer. The likes of Eleanor Roosevelt, Amelia Earhart, Amy G...

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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...

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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...