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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. 

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Museum Happenings 

The Museum is closed until April 1st. The health and safety of our guests is our

highest priority!


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for updates. Wonderful things are happening at the museum. We can't wait to have you back to provide with the best visitor experience possible.  


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Check out our gift shop for many great books on

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


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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! 

Big Splash Winners List 2019
We hope everyone enjoyed the Big Splash! Big Splash 2020 tickets are on sale now at the museum gift shop. Stop in for a visit and pick out the perfect nautically-themed gift!