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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

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 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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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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Glacial Grooves State Memorial

739 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 a...

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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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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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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...