1701 Front Street, Toledo, OH  43605

Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Col. James M. Schoonmaker open May – October)
Closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Adult – Museum Only – $8.00
Adult – Museum and Schoonmaker – $12.00
Senior, Child, AAA – Museum Only – $7.00
Senior, Child, AAA – Museum and Schoonmaker – $11.00
Child 0-5 – Free
Family – 10% off
(Senior – 65+, Child – 6-18).

“Our exhibit philosophy is simple; educate and entertain.”

As the Great Lakes Historical Society plans to open its new National Museum of the Great Lakes at 1701 Front Street, Toledo, Ohio, this page will serve as a portal to our exhibit process from conceptual design to final fabrication and installation. We will be updating this page between now and the Grand Opening in the Spring of 2014.

The new museum is moving forward with help from you, our members and donors, as well as the City of Toledo, the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission and many other organizations located around the Great Lakes. While we are focused on the new museum at the Toledo Maritime Center, we are planning a complete experience; the site at Front Street will also include the museum ship S.S. Col. James M. Schoonmaker, and a park with maritime artifacts and beautiful landscaping.

Schematic Plan

Exhibit Philosophy

Our exhibit philosophy is simple; educate and entertain. Our displays will educate the visitor about the importance of the Great Lakes to our national story. The experience will be designed to educate a diverse audience both in age and knowledge of the topic. We will accomplish this goal of education in visually, auditory and tactile compelling ways so that the experience is engrossing and entertaining.

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