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Sandusky Maritime Museum

125 Meigs Street, Sandusky, OH
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Ranked #13 of 19 Attractions in Sandusky
Type: Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Sep 7, 2014
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The museum only charged $12 for the whole family ( five people ). It had spacious free parking. The exhibits were quite interesting. I especiually liked the exhibit about the Great Lakes role in the Civil War. I learned some things about "ice harvesting" and the dredging of sand from the bottom of Lake Erie. My children enjoyed it also.... More

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Albany, Indiana
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Found information on the museum online when researching things to do and see in Sandusky. It was a good little museum. Was worth the price of admission. Had some interesting artifacts and information particularly regarding ice harvesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

You don't hear about it as much but this museum is really enjoyable to visit. It has wooden boats from years back, great pictures, interactive exhibits, and props from lake going merchant ships plus a myriad of added memorabilia such as letters from Captains, authentic hardware, and ghost stories. Price is very light. It is a also a spot where... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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98 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This museum is fun for the whole family. They have exhibits on shipwrecks, pirates, the Underground Railroad routes to Canada, early navigation of the area and the coal boats on the river. The best part, I thought, was the exhibit on ice cutting in Sandusky. Truly fascinating!

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Elyria, Ohio
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33 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

A good little museum, well worth the time if you are interested in Great Lakes history. They have an outdoor area with some boats and in the summer hands on demonstrations. A good place to go for a break from Cedar Point and to see something historical. Not too overwhelming for children as it is not a large museum.

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Sandusky, Ohio
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15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

If you love ships, boats, and the Great Lakes, you'll love this museum. It is small, but it is limited to the Sandusky area, so you get great depth on the subject matter. The Sandusky area has a long history and strong connection to Lake Erie and Sandusky Bay and the museum does a nice job of preserving and sharing... More

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East Syracuse, New York
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194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

This museum is much about the great lakes area & shipping. Glass cases, large & small, contain instruments, models of ships-coast guard, ferries & cargo. The case with instruments include compasses, taffical clock, sextants stadimeter, a course corrector & taffical spinner. There is an exhibit about ice cutting and gas powered cutters. One exhibit is about the Edmund Fitzgerald cargo... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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163 reviews 163 reviews
16 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

There are some very interesting artifacts of the area's long relationship with the lake but they are not particularly well presented or coordinated. I believe this is pretty much a volunteer operation so am willing to accept a certain lack of organization in a place that is clearly doing a good job of preserving local history.

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Santa Monica, California
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We stopped here on a whim and I'm so glad we did! We started our visit with the informative film about the history of the Sandusky region, which gave us a great basis to understand and learn from the rest of the museum. There were many interesting and interactive displays. Some of our favorites focused on history (including ice production,... More

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