Port of Toledo Walking Tour

Downtown Toledo

Travel back in the past to explore the story behind the Port of Toledo—the National Museum of the Great Lakes’ hometown. Join Tedd Long, writer and curator of holytoledohistory.com, on a walking tour along the heart of downtown Toledo’s riverfront while sightseeing, boat watching and enjoying the winding path along the Maumee.  This fascinating tour

The Hutchinson Fleet: A Century of Great Lakes Shipping — Temporary Micro Exhibit

National Museum of the Great Lakes 1701 Front Street, Toledo, OH, United States

Join us at the National Museum of the Great Lakes for a fascinating journey through the maritime history of the Hutchinson family, pioneers of Great Lakes shipping. From humble beginnings in 1861 with the acquisition of a scow schooner as payment for a bill, John T. Hutchinson and his descendants built one of the largest

Yoga by the Boat with Parting Clouds Yoga

National Museum of the Great Lakes 1701 Front Street, Toledo, OH, United States

🌊 Dive into Serenity with Yoga by the Boat! 🧘‍♀️ 📅 Date: Saturday, June 29 🕒 Time: 9 - 10 am ⚓ Cost: $15 for class 📍 Location: National Museum of The Great Lakes Embark on a journey of tranquility as we unite breath, body, and spirit against the picturesque backdrop of the Col. James

Ding Schoonmaker Day

National Museum of the Great Lakes 1701 Front Street, Toledo, OH, United States

Free Admission to Museum Vessels on July 1st! Join us for a day-long celebration of the 13th Anniversary of the rechristening of the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship and in honor of Ding Schoonmaker, the grandson of its namesake who was instrumental in the boat’s restoration. All visitors will receive FREE admission to museum

Volunteers 1st Day

National Museum of the Great Lakes 1701 Front Street, Toledo, OH, United States

Come Aboard our Volunteer Crew! Join us for Volunteers 1st Day! Drop into the museum on the first of every month to help support our mission. Volunteer opportunities vary, which means every Volunteer 1st Day will offer something different you can help with! These opportunities can change depending on the season and current needs of

Members-Only Fireworks Viewing Party

National Museum of the Great Lakes 1701 Front Street, Toledo, OH, United States

Come celebrate July 4th with us and enjoy a spectacular view of Toledo's fireworks from either the deck of the historic Col. James M. Schoonmaker museum ship or the scenic grounds of our maritime park. This event is an exclusive opportunity for our valued members and their guests. Here are the additional details: ⚓ The

Ship & Shore: The Ultimate Great Lakes History Day

National Museum of the Great Lakes 1701 Front Street, Toledo, OH, United States

Make a day out of exploring Great Lakes history at the National Museum of the Great Lakes and seeing the Port of Toledo from the water aboard the Sandpiper! Get full access to the National Museum of the Great Lakes, including our world-class, family-friendly exhibits, a 617-foot iron ore freighter, and a tugboat before boarding

$17 – $40

Freighter Golf: Hole-in-One Challenge

National Museum of the Great Lakes 1701 Front Street, Toledo, OH, United States

Try to Win Our Hole-In-One Challenge Onboard the Museum Ship! Join us for a hole-in-one contest aboard the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship. Explore the National Museum of the Great Lakes and, while onboard our museum freighter, take a swing (or two!) on our custom built putting greens. Plus, a hole-in-one lets you take

Capt. Scupper’s Tug Life

National Museum of the Great Lakes 1701 Front Street, Toledo, OH, United States

Join our junior tugboat crew for tug-themed kid activities! Become a part of our junior tugboat crew during Captain Scuppers Tug Life—an hour of tug-themed activities ideal for kids ages 3 - 10. Discover the Adventures of Kitty Smoke—a tale of an old tugboat who gets a second chance with the help of a boy.

Capt. Scupper’s Songfest: Maritime Music & Movement

National Museum of the Great Lakes 1701 Front Street, Toledo, OH, United States

Join us for the return of Capt. Scupper’s Songfest, presented by Craig's Keyboards — a maritime music and movement class taught in partnership with Sing into Reading. This fun activity targeting our youngest maritime enthusiasts gives kids the chance to build a love of reading through music that incorporates a “Great Lakes twist.” Children ages

$5 – $15