National Museum of the Great Lakes - Toledo, Ohio.
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The National Museum of the Great Lakes - Established in 2014 , a maritime museum in the Toledo Maritime Center, a heritage location on the banks of the Maumee River on the east side of Toledo, Ohio.
Waymark Code: WM11HFZ
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 10/27/2019
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
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"The Great Lakes are not only the most important natural resource in the world, they represent thousands of years of history. The lakes have dramatically impacted the social, economic and political history of the North American continent.

The National Museum of the Great Lakes tells the incredible story of our Great Lakes through over 300 genuine artifacts, a number of powerful audiovisual displays and 40 hands-on interactive exhibits including the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship.

The tales told here span hundreds of years, from the fur traders in the 1600s to the Underground Railroad operators in the 1800s, the rum runners in the 1900s, to the sailors on the thousand-footers sailing today.

The theme of the Great Lakes as a Powerful Force runs through all of these stories and will create a lifelong interest in all who visit from 5 – 95 years old."
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From Wikipedia:
"Operated by the Great Lakes Historical Society, it celebrates the natural and built heritage of the North American Great Lakes from a U.S. perspective. The museum is most noted as the docking location of a museum Lake freighter, the SS Col. James M. Schoonmaker.

The National Museum of the Great Lakes (NMGL) grew out of the Great Lakes Historical Society, a nonprofit organization of Great Lakes enthusiasts centered in the Cleveland area. For many years, the Society operated a small museum in Vermilion, Ohio.

The Society moved its operations and opened a larger museum structure in Toledo in 2014, stimulated by the chance to combine its museum functions with the display of a historic lake freighter from the Second Industrial Revolution.

The Schoonmaker is, as of 2015, moored adjacent to the museum. The 1911-launched vessel's riveted plates and pre-radar pilothouse show the technology available to shipbuilders and mariners at the beginning of the 1900s. The vessel is open to the public during the warm months.

In 2018, the museum acquired through donation the retired Great Lakes Towing Co. tug Ohio. Plans are to refurbish the tug and open it for tours in the spring of 2019. ( It is now operating tours).

The NMGL has taken on a growing affiliate role in the discovery, identification, and preservation of sunken ships in Lake Erie. With advances in maritime technology, it has become possible to find and identify an increasing percentage of these hulks. Sunken boats and ships, particularly vessels built before 1900, can be examined to discover facts about boatbuilding and maritime experience that are not clearly written down in historical texts.

The NMGL's riverfront museum structure, opened April 26, 2014, attempts to celebrate both the natural and the man-made heritage of the Great Lakes. Primary displays, including model ships, allow a visitor to move through the Lakes' 350-year history of navigation. Physical memorabilia show the moving parts of sailing and steam operation, from rigging and machinery to the cutlery and chinaware used by the Great Lakes' now-vanished fleet of steam packets and passenger liners. The museum is open year-around."
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Hours of Operation:
Current Hours Monday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm Sunday: 12pm – 5pm Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship is OPEN. Seasonal Hours Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm Sunday: 12pm-5pm Closed on Mondays November 1 – April 30 Closed Mondays and Tuesdays, January 1 through March 31 Col. James M. Schoonmaker is open May-October The last time to board the Schoonmaker is 4pm The Museum is Closed on New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve. NOTE: For customer safety, the Museum will close for Lucas County Level 2 or 3 Snow Emergencies. The Schoonmaker will close during periods of high wind, bad weather, or extreme heat.

Admission Prices:
Adult – Museum Only – $11.00 Adult – Museum, Schoonmaker and Ohio – $17.00 (Schoonmaker and Ohio are only open May – October) Senior (65+), AAA, Military – Museum Only – $10.00 Senior (65+), AAA, Military – Museum, Schoonmaker and Ohio – $16.00 (Schoonmaker and Ohio are only open May – October) Youth (6-17) – Museum Only – $8.00 Youth (6-17) – Museum, Schoonmaker and Ohio – $14.00 (Schoonmaker and Ohio are only open May – October) Children 5 and under – Free Save Money with Memberships. Museum Address: National Museum of the Great Lakes 1701 Front Street Toledo, Ohio 43605 United States of America Phone: (419) 214-5000 Url:
Name of Park, Protected Area, or Cultural Location: National Museum of the Great Lakes

Name of System or Passport Program: National Museum of the Great Lakes

Passport Available: Yes, for purchase

Parking or Entrance Fee: Not listed

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Address of Station: Not listed

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