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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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a small but nice information packed museum

Take the time to stop in and see this museum. Great for the whole family. Super place to visit on a rainy day instead of Cedar Point

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 27, 2015
Jim H
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I were driving from NJ to Chicago for the holidays and I decided to stop somewhere for the night that had some Holiday event. Chose Sandusky since it had good restaurants, a nice B&B and the Maritime museum with a special event for the holidays. On line it says holiday hours, on the area's tourist website it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Take the time to stop in and see this museum. Great for the whole family. Super place to visit on a rainy day instead of Cedar Point

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Thank Jim H
College Station
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I frequently will skip the movie in a museum. This one was really interesting. It described the history of the area, beginning with fishing and all of the industry that grew from that. The museum was not large, but exhibits were great - many were interactive. They gave us kits for the kids to make wooden ships. Don't miss the... More 

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Thank Susan F
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed this museum, it was small but well worth the $5 entrance fee. There was plenty to do and see.

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Thank AH_78
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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Thank Rick T
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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Thank RNRVTravler
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Maineville
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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Thank clougie
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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