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Kelleys Island Historical Association

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Lively and informative

This volunteer-run venture certainly does it's very best to bring to life the history and... read more

Reviewed July 21, 2019
Simon M
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
What a gem!

I have been going to the island for over 20 years but this is the first time I visited the... read more

Reviewed June 25, 2019
Jackie R
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Delaware, Ohio, United States
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Kelleys Island History Museum & gift shop. the grounds include an 1866 stone church and 1888 parsonage which serves as a resale shop.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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224 Division Street, Kelleys Island, OH 43438
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+1 419-746-2399
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Reviewed July 21, 2019

This volunteer-run venture certainly does it's very best to bring to life the history and development of the island. I was enthralled by the information and the artifacts on display. All in all well worth the modest entrance fee, and a chance to get in...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Simon M
KIHistoryMuseum, Manager at Kelleys Island Historical Association, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2019

Thanks for the great review - we are soooo glad you had such a great experience. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed June 25, 2019

I have been going to the island for over 20 years but this is the first time I visited the historical society and gift shop, German Reformatory church and the personage resale shop. I have been here for 4 days and have been to all...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Jackie R
KIHistoryMuseum, Owner at Kelleys Island Historical Association, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2019

It's reviews like this that make it all worthwhile. So glad you enjoyed your visit(s) and thanks.

Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

Great collection of historical items and photos of the island. Air conditioning, restrooms, and drinking fountain a plus on a hot summer day. Just $5 for the entire family!

Date of experience: September 2018
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KIHistoryMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Kelleys Island Historical Association, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018
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So glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed touring the Museum and church next door. There was a lot of information and memorabilia about the island and its history. It was interesting to see the historical pictures and learn about the the island’s early residents.

Date of experience: July 2018
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KIHistoryMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Kelleys Island Historical Association, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

We are so glad that you enjoyed your historical experience. Hundreds of pictures and stories help tell our story.

Reviewed August 1, 2018

We walked a lot of the island. We stopped at everything we could. This church and the neighboring museum were a nice little stop. The church itself small and very cool as far as the age it was and the quaintness of it. There was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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KIHistoryMuseum, Secretary at Kelleys Island Historical Association, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2018

So glad you enjoyed our museum and grounds.

Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

This little church was like looking through a window of time. As I stepped in the back doors and peered in , I could feel the reverence of a once holy place. My mind imagined a church service, wedding, or just a meeting of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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KIHistoryMuseum, Secretary at Kelleys Island Historical Association, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

Thanks for the great review. The Kelleys Island Historical Assoc. has worked hard to keep the buildings that are in our care in good repair. We are so glad you enjoyed the Parsonage Resale Shop - we have such a great time sharing the house's...More

Reviewed August 10, 2017

With their expansion of the KIHA, this is the premier historical location on the island that shares the history of the "Rock" including the people who live/lived there. They always update the information with new items and is a great family location to learn more...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Mark Z
KIHistoryMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Kelleys Island Historical Association, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2017

Thanks for the great review - It is our pleasure to share the history of the Island with our visitors. It always rewarding to know that people appreciate the work we are doing. Thanks again.

Reviewed July 22, 2017

This small, unimposing building hides many beautiful nuggets and treasures from the history of Kelleys Island. A self-paced "tour" there are many placards to read explaining the history, or the use of the items displayed. Next door is a German Reform church under restoration which...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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KIHistoryMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Kelleys Island Historical Association, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2017

Thanks for the review - we are always trying to make the museum a little more interesting! So glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed June 20, 2017

Stopped by to see. Very interesting items, enjoyed the VCR tape explaining about the old homes on the island. Went to the church next to the historical association as well.

Date of experience: June 2017
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KIHistoryMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Kelleys Island Historical Association, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2017

Thanks for the positive review!

Reviewed June 15, 2017

We stopped here on foot on the way back from a hot walk from the Kelley Is State Park, on foot after about 6 miles of walking on a hot day we really enjoyed the AC here lol Actually tho this museum was chock full...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Sophia M
KIHistoryMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Kelleys Island Historical Association, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2017

Thanks for the great write-up. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit. I remember you, it was soooo hot and the museum was a cool oasis so you were able to take your time and explore all the displays. We worked hard to...More

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Response from KIHistoryMuseum | Property representative |
Today (Monday Oct 8) is our last day open. Sorry we will miss you. If there was any chance we could find a volunteer to open for you we would - but so many of our people are tied up with other responsibilities now. However... More
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