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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Aquatic Visitor's Center

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

Enjoy a guided tour of this historic fish hatchery and learn about Lake Erie ecology. View the live fish and macro-invertebrate displays before gr...

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Castalia Area Historical Society Museum

208 Lowell Street
Castalia, OH 44824
Central Shores

This small museum and repository of the Castalia area exhibits historical information and collectibles such as Blue Hole souvenirs and tufa rock s...

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Catawba Island Museum at Union Chapel

5258 E. Porter St.
Catawba Island, OH 43452
North Shores

The newest museum in Ottawa County, near the north end of the peninsula, in a chapel originally built in 1888. The history portrayed includes Indi...

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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...

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Doller Estate

392 Bayview Ave., PO Box 120
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...

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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, ...

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Erie County Historical Society

356 W. 6th St.
Sandusky, OH 44870
Central Shores

The Erie County Historical Society (ECHS) is dedicated to telling the fascinating story of Erie County, Ohio. The ECHS website - www.eriecountyohi...

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Firelands Historical Society Complex

4 Case Ave.
Norwalk, OH 44857
Neighbors

The Firelands Historical Society Complex includes Ohio's oldest museum along with a genealogy/research center. Over 200 years of Firelands hist...

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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 ...

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Four Seasons B&B at Catawba Point

5078 E. Water St.
Catawba Island, OH 43452
North Shores

Located at charming Catawba Point, Four Seasons Bed and Breakfast offers stunning panoramic views of Lake Erie and surrounding islands. Three peac...