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 Visitor's Center

360 Bayview Ave.
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
North Shores & Islands

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...

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...

Edison Birthplace

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

Visit the early boyhood home of Thomas Edison in Milan, Ohio. Edison Birthplace museum features a collection of rare early inventions, documents, ...

Doller Estate

392 Bayview Ave.
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
North Shores & Islands

The Doller Estate allows you to experience island life as it was in the 1800s. Tour the home of one of Put-in-Bay's wealthiest and most influentia...

Merry-Go-Round Museum

301 Jackson St.
Sandusky, 44870
Central Shores

Take a ride into the past on the antique carousel at The Merry-Go-Round Museum. "Carousels: A True American Art Form" exhibition opens in March 20...

Seneca Caverns

15248 E. TR 178 (off SR 269)
Bellevue, OH 44811
Neighbors

Seneca Caverns-Registered Natural Landmark is "The Caviest Cave!" Walk natural stone steps and pathways through the "Earth Crack" and view Ole Mis...

Glacial Grooves State Memorial

Division St.
Kelleys Island, OH 43438
North Shores & Islands

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

The Keeper's House

9999 E. Bayshore Rd.
Marblehead, OH 43440
North Shores & Islands

The oldest-surviving home in Ottawa County offers visitors the chance to experience the history of lighthouse keepers. The 1822 home was the resid...

Sidney Frohman Planetarium

in Sandusky High School, 2130 Hayes Ave. (SR 4)
Sandusky, OH 44870
Central Shores

Explore the universe from sky and space, travel to the planets, distant stars, and galaxies, and have fun finding constellations in the night sky....

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 cranberry g...