Museum is open
Friday-Sunday 10am-4pm


Come dive into the Maritime Museum of Sandusky, where you'll have a boatload of fun discovering the rich maritime history of the Sandusky Bay area!  

Travel back in time to the old days of passenger boats, commercial fishing, and ice harvesting on Lake Erie! Learn about boat-building, Ohio's wetlands, shipwrecks, and Sandusky's role in the Underground Railroad. 


In our two out-buildings, you can board Lyman boats, view other vessels on display, or see what's in work in our boat building school and restoration workshop. Kids can do a scavenger hunt, practice their nautical knots, and build a small model boat to take home; all included with museum admission.  


Check out our gift shop!


We offer a large selection of books by local authors, both fiction and non-fiction, Snow Globes, Lighthouses, Children's toys and books, pirate-paraphernalia, chart-art from the Great Lakes Chart Company, historic maritime post cards and prints, Lyman Life products, and many more local, historical Maritime items. 


Don't forget -- Members get a 10% discount on anything and everything in the gift shop! 

New Underground Railroad Exhibit

The Maritime Museum of Sandusky is proud to announce our new Underground Railroad Exhibit. Explore Sandusky's role in the Underground Railroad and learn the struggles of slaves who escaped to freedom in the early to mid-19th century.

Made possible by a generous grant from the Mylander Foundation.