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Address: 404 Wayne St, Sandusky, OH
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Great find! Wonderful staff and very enjoyable mansion tour / local museum

This was a last minute add-on for our weekend stay in Sandusky. The staff was very welcoming and helpful, essentially we had a one hour personal guided tour through the 4 story... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hail2Mary
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Bay Village, Ohio
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Bay Village, Ohio
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28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a last minute add-on for our weekend stay in Sandusky. The staff was very welcoming and helpful, essentially we had a one hour personal guided tour through the 4 story Limestone Mansion! There is nice variety there, with a lot of period pieces of local significance from the 19th and 20th centuries - Artifacts from the Follett family... More 

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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 27 August 2016

2 floors plus attic of history, great time taking pictures and looking at the history this place has to offer. and of course it's free

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Norwalk, Ohio
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

This beautiful old mansion, home to a state representative who was very involved with Abolition of Slavery, is full of period rooms replete with Sandusky area history. It is a more traditional Victorian museum, not a kid-friendly, interactive, modern display museum. One large upstairs room is dedicated to artifacts and history of the Johnson's Island Confederate POW Camp off the... More 

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Sandusky, Ohio
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66 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

This house is well maintained and a short walk from the Sandusky Library. Docents were very knowledgable. Don't miss the upstairs with special exhibits.

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Akron, Ohio
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79 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

We stopped in on a rainy day that happened to be International Museum Day. However, any day is free admission to the house. They had a craft area where our granddaughter made a carnation, a plane and had her picture taken in an old time outfit and the picture was in sepia!!! The clothes that were on exhibit were beautiful!... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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238 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Came here for International Museum Day. Staff is very friendly, and the museum is very clean. Very beautiful statues and women's attire. It was an interesting tour. There are only stairs to get between floors so it's probably not best for those in wheelchairs or don't climb stairs too easily. Bring your camera. They had crafts which made it fun... More 

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Port Clinton, Ohio, United States
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65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

This mansion turned museum has an amazing areay of historical artifacts. Not really much of a theme to it all, just a hodgepodge of cool stuff. If you have kids or are looking for a more hands on and accessible experience, try the maritime museum or the merry go round museum. Non historians may be jaded but it is worth... More 

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Thank Chris M
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47 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

The house itself was very cool to see. There were several rooms set up from the time period, and those were neat to see. That's what I was expecting from the whole house, but it was only a couple rooms. Otherwise, most rooms felt like walking through an antique shop, with a hodgepodge of stuff from different eras. It was... More 

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Mount Vernon, Ohio
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274 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

This museum seemed to be just rooms filled with various antiques from many different eras rather than displaying the house as it had been in the time period that it was built and lived in. It was still interesting as we love history, but I am glad admission was free. It would have been disappointing otherwise.

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Thank RNRVTravler
Candler, North Carolina
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2015

we enjoyed the walk around and enjoyed the guide who talked us through the who house it was so educational to learn about a place that was the home of the publsiher of the lincoln-douglas debates and to learn the history of sandusky ohio in there time,if your a big history buff i recommend it

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