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 145 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...

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...

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...

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...

Historic Lonz Winery

at Middle Bass Island State Park, 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...

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...

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...