HISTORICAL & EDUCATIONAL

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

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Marblehead Lighthouse State Park

110 Lighthouse Dr.
Marblehead, OH 43440
North Shores

The grounds surrounding the lighthouse offer picnic areas and views of Lake Erie, Sandusky Bay, Kelleys Island, South Bass Island and Cedar Point....

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Lakeside Chautauqua

236 Walnut Ave.
Lakeside, OH 43440
North Shores

For nearly 150 years, Lakeside Chautauqua has welcomed families to the Lake Erie shore to nurture mind, body, and spirit. Lakeside Chautauqua is a...

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Glacial Grooves State Memorial

739 Division St.
Kelleys Island, OH 43438
Kelleys Island

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

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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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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...

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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 America, The Spinners, Amy Grant, and Th...

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South Bass Island Lighthouse

2368 Langram Rd.
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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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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Underground Railroad Self-Guided Tour

125 E. Water St.
Sandusky, OH 44870
Central Shores

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...

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Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial

93 Delaware Ave.
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
Put-in-Bay

The memorial was established to honor those who fought in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812 and to celebrate the long-lasting peace b...