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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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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 participate in a summer Chautauqua experience dedicat...

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Port Clinton Lighthouse

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

This restored lighthouse, built in 1896 and placed at the entrance of the Portage River, remained active for 56 years. The light was decommissione...

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Sidney Frohman Planetarium

2130 Hayes Ave. (SR 4), Ste. A
Sandusky, OH 44870
Central Shores

Explore the universe from sky and space with the new Digitarium Lambda Full-Dome digital planetarium projector. Travel to the planets, distant sta...

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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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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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Merry-Go-Round Museum

301 Jackson St. (US 6)
Sandusky, OH 44870
Central Shores

Enjoy the sights and sounds of yesterday at The Merry-Go-Round Museum! Take a carousel ride, hear the happiest music on earth, and watch wood carv...

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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 Eleanor Roosevelt, Amelia Earhart, Amy G...

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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...