The National Museum of the Great Lakes is committed to spreading our mission by providing valuable resources to those looking for history-based learning opportunities at home. This page allows you to explore our virtual tour of our museum exhibits and the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship (scroll down for museum tour). Other opportunities to explore history from home include our current online exhibit: Port of Toledo: Then and Now.

Col. James M. Schoonmaker Ship Tour

Welcome to the new and improved virtual tour of the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship.

Virtual Tour Instructions: You can move through the vessel by clicking on the white arrows on your screen. Many locations now have a “more information” icon. By clicking on those icons you can learn more about the history of the vessel and see additional historic images. You can easily jump to these locations using the navigation bar at the top of the tour. Some nearby locations have been grouped together in the navigation bar and can be reached through a drop-down menu. Enjoy your tour!

Get even more information and educational activities with our Schoonmaker Virtual Field Trip!

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