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Sandusky Maritime Museum

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Address: 125 Meigs Street, Sandusky, OH
Phone Number: 419-624-0274
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Small but interesting

The museum is a good place to learn of the area's early nautical, fishing and ice histories. The orientation movie was well done for a small town. The displays were as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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Sandusky, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Because it was a rainy day with Grandkids visiting, and because one of them was interested in the Underground Railroad history, we visited this museum. Though we paid a $13 family fee, it probably wasn't worth top even that. There are a couple of hands-on exhibits for kids and they can make a sailboat with a simple kit they are... More 

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Warren, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Loved the history of Sandusky maritime and seeing the old boats. The kids enjoyed building the boats. The glue needs to be Gorilla Glue. We had to reglue them when we got home.

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Mount Vernon, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is a very small museum and the staff did not even speak to us other than to ask for our money. Takes about 15-20 minutes to go through and many interactive displays were not working. There are some minor children's activities. We have been to many of the Great Lakes museums and this is one to bypass.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The museum is a good place to learn of the area's early nautical, fishing and ice histories. The orientation movie was well done for a small town. The displays were as expected. Worth an hour or so visit.

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Pittsford, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

small museum, but nice visit with our 10 and 14 yr old. We all enjoyed the museum. Give yourself about 1 hr for visit

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Mansfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I didn't expect to be impressed with the Maritime Museum of Sandusky but I was. This is a great start to learn about the history of Sandusky and offers plenty of hands on opportunities for the younger visitors in your party. Begin your visit with a film that provides and overview of Lake Erie and history of the Sandusky Bay... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is where you get the lighthouse stamp for the Cedar point lighthouse. Sadly you barely see the lighthouse from shore. You have better view of Mablehead. The museum was nice, but its better for children.

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West Carrollton City, Ohio, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My husband is a licensed boat Captain and a Merchant Marine. We drove 3 hours to visit the Museum. It was supposed to open at Noon on Sunday. We were there at noon but the doors were not open. We called a few times and knocked on the door since the lights were on, but nobody answered. We left and... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I learned so much about the History of the Sandusky area that I didn't know before. If your kids like pirates, they talk about pirates too! The hands-on exhibits for kids are nice.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We learned a lot from the movie and varied maritime and fishing displays in this museum. For instance, we learned Sandusky was an important fishery and industrial hub in its past. The museum seemed old, but it was clean and the women's bathroom was clean.

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Address: 125 Meigs Street, Sandusky, OH
Phone Number: 419-624-0274
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Sandusky

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