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Sandusky Maritime Museum

125 Meigs St, Sandusky, OH 44870-2834
+1 419-624-0274
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Very nice museum!

Love all things maritime and found this museum to be quite nice. Not too large, but enough displays... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
weonlylive1nce
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Cleveland, Ohio
Small, but interesting display of local history and small craft boating.

Very small museum, in one room, with separate buildings for vintage watercraft. Short video... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
littlegreenapples
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The Cincinnati Region
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125 Meigs St, Sandusky, OH 44870-2834
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+1 419-624-0274
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"underground railroad"
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"sandusky bay"
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"separate buildings"
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"commercial fishing"
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"interactive games"
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"cedar point"
in 6 reviews
"interesting displays"
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"lots of history"
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"pirates"
in 8 reviews
"harvesting"
in 6 reviews
"boats"
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"outboard"
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"boating"
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"information"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Love all things maritime and found this museum to be quite nice. Not too large, but enough displays to keep one occupied and intrigued. Offered activities for children, which was an added plus!

Thank weonlylive1nce
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very small museum, in one room, with separate buildings for vintage watercraft. Short video introduction. The museum covers history of the Sandusky Bay area as a shipping port for seafood, logging, coal, etc., ice harvesting in the 19th and early 20th century, commercial fishing, and...More

Thank littlegreenapples
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here while waiting for the Segway Tour. Lots of information here on Sandusky's past. Didn't know what was involved in ice harvesting, piracy, etc, until we spent an hour here!

Thank p0swalt
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think kids would be bored stiff, Lots of history of the area which I found pretty fascinating as this area seems like it is dying now. Really interesting stories of ice harvesting, what the people did in the late 1800's, pirates, abolitionists. You learn...More

Thank shereen_w
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Had a great time seeing the museum again. They had different things to see from our last time. We enjoyed it a lot.

Thank ronna1954
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

This museum was a daytrip for my homeschooled kids. It's small, clean, well-maintained, and full of interesting displays. My parents went along for the trip and had a great time too. Staff was very, very kind. The bathrooms were clean and the entire facility was...More

2  Thank Shopfox
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

It was a.nice break from the cedar point. It very interesting to see the history of the area! It was well worth the drive to see!

1  Thank knightfun1765
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

A Very Nice Museum! self guided, but nicely laid out! Lots of displays of past Nautical adventures. A good section on Pirates, for the young at heart. Don't miss the boats out back, they are pretty awesome.

1  Thank Melissa A
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

The objects made for interesting photos. There was an educational presentation when we arrived, which made the visit more interesting. Lots of reading and listening to recordings. The history of slavery and underground railroad gave a lot of insight into the local history, as did...More

Thank Laura B
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent small museum. Lots of Great Lakes related items. Friendly staff. We became members. Lots of parking. Located on the lakeshore next to the Sandusky Sailing Basin

Thank Randy K
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