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While visiting my son I needed something to keep myself occupied one day so this little gem won.
Admission is free but they will take donations and it's worth it.
The home is full of not only Sandusky, Ohio history but US history as well....More
This beautiful home gives wonderful insight into what life was like in the 1950's the home was built in 1840's but was moved and renovated so many of the furnishings have a more contemporary feel. A lovely docent from the historical society will give you...More
My family of 4 (incl 2 teenagers) very much enjoyed our tour of the Cooke Dorn House. Our tour guide was so great! He knew the previous owners and had SO much knowledge about the house and the history of its many occupants over the...More
Visited here on International Museum Day and loved the tour! Wow what a gorgeous array of decor. The house is stunning and loved the greenhouse too. Very informative staff. Thx :) There are only stairs so now you've been warned if you are in a...More
The house dates to pre-civil war and is the 4th house constructed by Cooke, the father of Jay Cooke, who was essential to funding the Union cause. It changed hands only three times (once to his granddaughter), even changing location during the process. The last...More
This is a free museum. The house is just as it was when the last resident died in the 1990s. Mrs. Dorn wanted it preserved in the 1950s style from when it was remodeled and it has been kept this way. The volunteer tour guide...More
This home is lovely, inside and out. Looking at the outside, I imagined a much different interior than the Fifties theme I found inside.
The tour guide, Ed, was amazing and provided an indepth overview of the property and furnishings inside the home.