Entries by Carrie Sowden

Free Admission for Veterans and Active Military on November 11

To honor those that have served our country, the National Museum of the Great Lakes is offering all veterans and active military (with valid military ID) admission into the museum for FREE on Saturday, November 11, 2017 only. This discount applies to the individual only. As a reminder, the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship

NMGL Holiday Closings

The National Museum of the Great Lakes will be closed for the following holidays this year: Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 23), Christmas Eve (Dec. 24), Christmas Day (Dec. 25), New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31), and New Year’s Day (Jan. 1).  We will be open on Tuesday, January 2 to accommodate your remaining holiday visitors. Between Monday,

NMGL is the Second Best Attraction in Ohio!

Thanks to All of Our Members Who Voted! We Are the Number 2 Ohio Attraction of the USA TODAY 10BEST Readers’ Choice 2017 The National Museum of the Great Lakes is proud to announce its 2nd place finish in the USA TODAY 10BEST Ohio Attractions reader’s choice contest. In July, independent travel writers nominated twenty

We’re Open for Labor Day!

The National Museum of the Great Lakes, which is typically closed on Mondays, will be open to the public on Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2017, from 10am-5pm. In recognition of labor organizations, we are admitting current and retired union members, with proper union identification, into the museum for FREE. This discount applies to the

NMGL Nominated as Best in Ohio!

The National Museum of the Great Lakes has been nominated as one of the best attractions in Ohio by www.10best.com – a USA Today website.  We are more than honored to be included in this amazing list of cultural places around our great state.  You can help support us by voting for us everyday until

We’re Open on Memorial Day!

The National Museum of the Great Lakes, which is typically closed on Mondays, will be open to the public on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017, from 10am-5pm. To honor those that have served our country, we are admitting all active military and veterans with valid military ID into the museum for FREE. This discount

NMGL Donates Library to BGSU

National Museum of the Great Lakes makes significant donation to BGSU University Libraries: Research destination for Great Lakes history created (Toledo, OH)  April 6, 2017 – The University Libraries at Bowling Green State University has greatly expanded its collection of Great Lakes research materials thanks to a significant donation from the National Museum of the Great

We’re Open for Presidents’ Day!

We will be open this year for Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 20, 2017 from 10am to 5pm! We are usually closed on Mondays, but we wanted to open up for the holiday. We hope to see you here! Find information and admission rates here.

Holiday Hours

Come and Visit this Holiday Season! We have some changes to our hours over the holiday season: Christmas Eve: 10am to 3pm Christmas Day: Closed Monday, December 26: 10am to 5pm New Year’s Eve: 10am to 3pm New Year’s Day: Closed We are usually closed on Mondays, but this Monday, December 26 we will be