The Underground Railroad: An NMGL Micro Exhibit

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

View the Temporary Exhibit: March 2022 - June 16, 2022 Northwest Ohio played an important role in the Underground Railroad during the 1850s and 60s. Given its proximity to the Michigan border and distance from more heavily populated areas, Sylvania saw many such freedom seekers pass through its boundaries. The Lathrop House is thought to

Spring Lecture Series: The Living Great Lakes

Hybrid: Online Virtual OR In-person at the National Museum of the Great Lakes 1701 Front Street, Toledo, OH

Join us for the second presentation of our 2022 spring lecture series. Offered as a hybrid event, participants can choose when registering to take part in a live-streamed watch party in-person at the museum or online via Zoom with an option to purchase the book for either participation preference. *As in the previous lectures, the

Free

Know Your Ships Book Signing

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

Don’t miss out! Get your copy of the newly released 2022 Know Your Ships: Guide to Boats & Boatwatching on the Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Seaway AND get it signed by Roger LeLievre, editor and publisher. Books will be available for sale in the museum store, but you can also purchase your book from

Spring Lecture Series: The History of the Army Corps of Engineers on the Great Lakes

Hybrid: Online Virtual OR In-person at the National Museum of the Great Lakes 1701 Front Street, Toledo, OH

Join us for the second presentation of our 2022 spring lecture series. Offered as a hybrid event, participants can choose when registering to take part in a live-streamed watch party in-person at the museum or online via Zoom with an option to purchase the book for either participation preference. ~ ABOUT THE LECTURE: Founded in

Free

Members-Only Pancake Breakfast

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

Be the First to board the Museum Ships this Season! Our mission isn’t possible without our members! As a thank you to our members' commitment and support, we are bringing back our Members-Only Pancake Breakfast! Be the first guests of the 2022 season onboard the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship while also enjoying breakfast

Memorial Day Weekend Free Admission

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

Free Admission for Veterans and Active Military! The National Museum of the Great Lakes will be offering free admission during Memorial Day Weekend (Saturday, May 28-Monday, May 30) to veterans and active military. This free promotion provides admission to the museum and to both the Col. Jams M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship and the Museum Tug

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

History Happy Hour: Sailor Songs

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

Grab your friends for drinks with at this summer’s History Happy Hour featuring sailor songs with Lee Murdock. It’s 5 o’clock and time to add a little history to your happy hour. This time we're featuring sailor songs with singer, songwriter and musician Lee Murdock in front of the historic Col. James M. Schoonmaker museum

$30 – $35

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