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Follett House Museum

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Address: 404 Wayne St, Sandusky, OH

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wealth of history

2 floors plus attic of history, great time taking pictures and looking at the history this place has to offer. and of course it's free

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 26, 2016
sherry g
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

2 floors plus attic of history, great time taking pictures and looking at the history this place has to offer. and of course it's free

Thank sherry g
Norwalk, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

This beautiful old mansion, home to a state representative who was very involved with Abolition of Slavery, is full of period rooms replete with Sandusky area history. It is a more traditional Victorian museum, not a kid-friendly, interactive, modern display museum. One large upstairs room is dedicated to artifacts and history of the Johnson's Island Confederate POW Camp off the... More 

Thank Lep7
Sandusky, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

This house is well maintained and a short walk from the Sandusky Library. Docents were very knowledgable. Don't miss the upstairs with special exhibits.

Thank vanekep
Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

We stopped in on a rainy day that happened to be International Museum Day. However, any day is free admission to the house. They had a craft area where our granddaughter made a carnation, a plane and had her picture taken in an old time outfit and the picture was in sepia!!! The clothes that were on exhibit were beautiful!... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Came here for International Museum Day. Staff is very friendly, and the museum is very clean. Very beautiful statues and women's attire. It was an interesting tour. There are only stairs to get between floors so it's probably not best for those in wheelchairs or don't climb stairs too easily. Bring your camera. They had crafts which made it fun... More 

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Port Clinton, Ohio, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2016

This mansion turned museum has an amazing areay of historical artifacts. Not really much of a theme to it all, just a hodgepodge of cool stuff. If you have kids or are looking for a more hands on and accessible experience, try the maritime museum or the merry go round museum. Non historians may be jaded but it is worth... More 

Thank Chris M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

The house itself was very cool to see. There were several rooms set up from the time period, and those were neat to see. That's what I was expecting from the whole house, but it was only a couple rooms. Otherwise, most rooms felt like walking through an antique shop, with a hodgepodge of stuff from different eras. It was... More 

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Mount Vernon, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2015

This museum seemed to be just rooms filled with various antiques from many different eras rather than displaying the house as it had been in the time period that it was built and lived in. It was still interesting as we love history, but I am glad admission was free. It would have been disappointing otherwise.

Thank RNRVTravler
Candler, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2015

we enjoyed the walk around and enjoyed the guide who talked us through the who house it was so educational to learn about a place that was the home of the publsiher of the lincoln-douglas debates and to learn the history of sandusky ohio in there time,if your a big history buff i recommend it

Thank sassypants86
Sandusky, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

The Library Association does a great job keeping alive some of Sandusky's history in this wonderful, old home. Some items are personal to the Follett family, but many of the displays are more broadly indicative of the history of the area. A great asset to Sandusky.

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