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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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This museum contained a lot of history of the area and especially its relationship to Lake Erie. There was also some information on the Underground Railroad which was in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Pulaski
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum contained a lot of history of the area and especially its relationship to Lake Erie. There was also some information on the Underground Railroad which was in the area.

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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We stopped in on a rainy day to see all of the interesting items. The museum is on one floor and is able to be viewed by everyone. An interesting hands on activity is trying to cut the ice with a saw! Our granddaughter had a hard time trying to cut it but we all had a new appreciation for... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

It was International Museum Day so we stopped here as part of our museum-hopping. Various exhibits from pirates to various types of ships to the Underground Railroad. All on one floor so very handicapped accessible. Bring your camera. There's a gift shop with various souvenirs, most were reasonably priced. Staff was very friendly as well :) Not sure if there... More 

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Fairlawn, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Learned a lot about how big the fish and ice industry was back in the Ohio day. A very nice museum. Be sure and find the little theatre inside and sit and watch the video. Well worth the stop. Husband was so mesmerized by a display that included a steel mouth trap used for nagging wives that he took a... More 

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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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Thank Kathi S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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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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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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Sandusky, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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