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Lake Erie Islands Historical Museum

Lake Erie Islands Historical Museum
25 Town Hall Place
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456 419-285-2804

Situated right next to the villages historic Town Hall and Opera House, lies the island’s Historical Museum. The museum is operated by Lake Erie Islands Historical Society founded in 1975. Their mission is to preserve and educate the local community and visitors of the island’s rich history. The museum includes four buildings of over 6,000 square feet, so you will definitely find your time here worthwhile. Also on the grounds is a Research Library and historical archives. The society hosts children’s programs, seasonal events, tours, and lectures throughout the year.
Looking for a way to take home a piece of Put-in-Bay while supporting a great cause? Be sure to stop in the museum’s Resale Shop. Here you will find unique second-hand items of the locals for great prices. They only take the best items in great working condition, so you will want to be sure and stop by. All proceeds benefit the Historical Society.

  • Historical papers
  • Rare Artifacts
  • Archived Photographs

The historical society will be displaying items rarely seen by the public, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to make this a stop on your day trip.
Travel Information
Travel in high-speed comfort and style on the Jet Express Ferry Service. Designed for passengers and light freight, this is an excellent way to see the beauty of Lake Erie while on your way to Put-In-Bay. They are also the only way to get late night service into Put-in-Bay. As an added bonus, with every paid ticket from Sandusky or Port Clinton, passengers receive a value coupon pack with savings to many of the areas attractions, dining, and shopping.
Historical Museum Admission Price
Adults & Children: $4.00
Senior Citizens: $3.00
Children 5 and Under: Free
Veterans: Free
Hours of Operation Open Daily May through October - 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Off Season Hours subject to change
Historical Museum Contact Information: 419-285-2804 486-498 Catawba Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
After you take in all the rich history at the museum, be sure to take a quick stroll over to Heineman Winery and experience over 125 years of the islands best, homemade wines.