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Sandusky Maritime Museum

125 Meigs Street, Sandusky, OH
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Ranked #11 of 15 Attractions in Sandusky
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums

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Mansfield, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
5 reviews 5 reviews
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Rabat, Morocco
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268 reviews 268 reviews
117 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
33 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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