Joining The National Museum of the Great Lakes as a member allows you to share a commitment to our mission: to preserve and make known the important history of the U.S. and Canadian Great Lakes.
We accomplish this mission by operating the National Museum of the Great Lakes, the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship, and Maritime Park in Toledo. We also publish Inland Seas®, the finest quarterly journal dedicated to Great Lakes history in the world! We educate the public with our speaker’s bureau. We also research and investigate shipwrecks with the Peachman Great Lakes Shipwreck Research Program. These activities and facilities make The Great Lakes Historical Society the premier organization dedicated to preserving the history of the Great Lakes!
Museum Membership Benefits – free entrance to the museum for Individual – 1 person, Couple – 2 people, Grandparent – two adults and their grandchildren under the age of 18, Family – Two adults and children under 18 living at home.
Free and Reduced admission to certain special events
10% discount in the museum gift shop