Closed Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019

We are closed to the public this Sunday, April 21, 2019. We will re-open on Tuesday, April 23 at 10am.

Closed Thursday, January 31

We are closed on Thursday, January 31, due to extremely cold temperatures.

Closed January 30 Due to Extreme Cold Temperature

We are closed on Wednesday, January 30, due to extremely cold temperatures.

Closed Saturday, January 19, 2019 for Winter Storm

The National Museum of the Great Lakes is closed on Saturday, January 19, 2019 for Winter Storm Harper. Weather permitting, we will open on Sunday, January 20. Stay safe out there!

2018 Luck of the Lakes Raffle Winners

Thank you to everyone that took part in our 2018 Luck of the Lakes Raffle. The winners are:

6 Tickets into 2019’s Luck of the Lakes Raffle
– Glenn & Mary R., Perrysburg, OH

6 Tickets into 2019’s Luck of the Lakes Raffle
– George O., Sun City West, AZ

6 Tickets into 2019’s Luck of the Lakes Raffle
– Charles P., Grosse Pointe Park, MI

GLHS/NMGL Lifetime Membership
– Tom & Sallie S., Indian River, MI

J. W. Westcott Trip
– Richard & Janie S., Oregon, OH

Freighter Trip aboard an Interlake Steamship vessel
– Charles S., Rocky River, OH

$10,000 CASH
– Cassandra M., Fremont, OH

Greater Toledo History Trail

The National Museum of the Great Lakes is excited to be a part of the Greater Toledo History Trail!

Collect stamps from all nine Greater Toledo History Trail Heritage Sites and you will receive a complimentary kid’s sticker pack and a 25% discount on select t-shirts at JupMode to commemorate your journey. The exclusive gifts are reserved for only the history explorers who complete their Greater Toledo History Trail adventure—they cannot be purchased. Adventurers are invited to take their time as they explore the fascinating stories told at: the Toledo Police Museum, the Toledo Firefighters Museum, the Wolcott Heritage Center, the Local History Department at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library, Spafford House Museum, Sylvania Historical Village, Brandville School & Museum Complex, the National Museum of the Great Lakes and the Toledo History Museum.

To earn a complimentary sticker pack, adventurers need to collect stamps from each of the sites and submit their completed History Trail Passport to one of two Trail Head locations: The National Museum of the Great Lakes or the Toledo History Museum.

To get started, visit www.greatertoledohistorytrail.org, print your FREE History Trail Passport and get ready for an adventure!

Previous Purchasers 2018 Winners

 

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Previous Purchasers Raffle.

The winners are as follows:

Traverse City, MI Getaway – David Miller, Lorain, OH
6 Luck of the Lakes tickets – Thomas Rocks, Rocky River, OH
6 Luck of the Lakes tickets – Paul Allen & Jacki Kleinheksel, Holland, MI
6 Luck of the Lakes tickets – Tom & Karen Baither, Toledo, OH

Congratulations to you all and thank you for supporting the National Museum of the Great Lakes.

We’re Open on Memorial Day – And all Mondays during the Summer!

The National Museum of the Great Lakes, which is typically closed on Mondays, will be open to the public on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2018, 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 applies to the individual only.

Also, starting on Memorial Day, the National Museum of the Great Lakes will be open 7 days a week until Labor Day!  Come visit us on Mondays throughout the summer.

Closed for Easter

The National Museum of the Great Lakes will be closed April 1, 2018 so our employees can spend time with their families.

Starting April 3, we will again be open on Tuesdays.

Don’t forget, the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship opens for the season on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.