By the Pail: J.W. Westcott and Great Lakes Service Vessels

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

View the Temporary Exhibit: June 30 – August 14, 2022 Join us for a deeper look at the J.W. Westcott Co. and other vessels that serviced the sailors of the Great Lakes through the years including bumboats, grocery providers, and a butcher boat.  Did you know the Detroit River is home to America’s only floating post

Ding Schoonmaker Day

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

Free admission to museum vessels on July 1. Join us for a day in celebration of the 11th Anniversary of the rechristening of the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship and in honor of Ding Schoonmaker, grandson of its namesake who was instrumental in the boat’s restoration. All visitors receive FREE admission to museum vessels

2022 Members Only Fireworks Viewing Party

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

It’s the return of the Members Only Fireworks viewing! Join us on Saturday, July 2, for an amazing view of Toledo’s fireworks aboard the Col. James M. Schoonmaker museum ship or on the grounds of our maritime park. Bring your own chairs and picnic and enjoy the evening with other members of the National Museum

Freighter Golf: Hole-in-One Challenge

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

A Putt-putt Hole-in-one Challenge Onboard the Museum Ship Join us for a hole-in-one contest onboard the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship. Explore the National Museum of the Great Lakes and, while onboard our vessel, take a swing (or two!) on our custom built putting greens. Plus, a hole-in-one lets you take home a special

Ship & Shore: The Ultimate Great Lakes History Day

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

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. Your ticket gets you full access to the National Museum of the Great Lakes, including world class, family friendly exhibits, a 617-foot iron ore freighter and

$12 – $40

Hard Hat Tours: Behind the Scenes of our Museum Vessels

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

Set foot in spaces typically off-limits to visitors in an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship, the Museum Tug Ohio and the St. Marys Challenger Pilothouse. During this 2 hour experience you have the exclusive opportunity to take a deeper dive into the ships inner workings and visit “hard-hat” only

Capt. Scupper’s Songfest: Maritime Music and Movement

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

Join us on the third Monday of the month for Capt. Scupper’s Songfest—a morning maritime music and movement class presented by 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 0-6 and their

$5 – $15

Great Lakes Fest

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

Join the National Museum of the Great Lakes, in partnership with Ramsey Brothers Restorations, for a day-long celebration of Great Lakes history during Great Lakes Fest.  Explore classic and antique boats and cars Participate in safety and boating demonstrations featuring the Toledo Fire Department, US Coast Guard and others Shop our Marine Mart featuring Nautical

Ship & Shore: The Ultimate Great Lakes History Day

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

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. Your ticket gets you full access to the National Museum of the Great Lakes, including world class, family friendly exhibits, a 617-foot iron ore freighter and

$12 – $40

Hard Hat Tours: Behind the Scenes of our Museum Vessels

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

Set foot in spaces typically off-limits to visitors in an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship, the Museum Tug Ohio and the St. Marys Challenger Pilothouse. During this 2 hour experience you have the exclusive opportunity to take a deeper dive into the ships inner workings and visit “hard-hat” only