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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 Visitors 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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By Land, Sea & Air


Sandusky, OH 44870
Central Shores

Visit three local museums for one low price! Learn about how planes, trains, and boats have impacted local history. By Land, Sea & Air passes incl...

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Castalia Area Historical Society Museum

208 Lowell St.
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. (off SR 53)
Port Clinton, OH 43452
North Shores

The Catawba Island Historical Museum records the timeline of the area's geological beginning, Native American peoples, European settlers, and the ...

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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 cranberr...

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Edison Birthplace

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

Plan to visit the early boyhood home of Thomas Edison in Milan, Ohio. Edison Birthplace museum features a collection of rare early inventions, ...

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Erie County Historical Society

300 Columbus Ave.
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 History...

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Follett House Museum of Sandusky Library

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. Four floors of exhibits include business...

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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 ...