© 2020 Sandusky Area Maritime Assoc. 

About Our Museum

Come Visit Our Interactive Exhibits and Join in on Our Educational Programs!

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.   

When you're finished exploring the museum, you can visit our gift shop. We have a large selection of books and nautical items, including shirts, decorations, and toys!

Rates are listed under the Admission tab. 

Current Events

Museum Happenings 

Construction on the New Underground Railroad Exhibit is on track! Our volunteers have worked hard to make it happen. Check back for updates and pictures soon! 

Our next historical program will be presented by Mary Groot on February 22nd at 1pm.  

Programs are FREE to members. 

Click here for more info on becoming a member.  

Check out our gift shop for many great books on

The Underground Railroad, The Great Lakes, other local history and much, much more. 


Check out the museum

Gift Shop!


We have 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. Come check it out! Don't forger -- Members get a 10% discount on anything and everything in the gift shop! 

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