Put-in-Bay Ohio has so many things to do and Put in Bay attractions for visitors, young and old alike. It was not easy, but we came up with the Top 5 Historical Things To Do in Put-in-Bay Ohio:

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South Bass Island Lighthouse
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South Bass Island Lighthouse

The South Bass Island Lighthouse greets visitors arriving on the southern point of the island from the Put in Bay ferry. First lit in 1897, this important part of Put-in-Bay’s history is much the same as it was when it was first built. One of the many things to do in Put in Bay include touring the lighthouse. However, with its location on the very southern tip of the island, there are not many other Put in Bay attractions close by. If you plan on touring the lighthouse, a golf cart is a good way to get there. After your...

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Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church
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Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church

The Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church offers a magnificent and peaceful space for those in search of fellowship while visiting Put-in-Bay and South Bass Island. Locals and tourists alike love the stately sanctuary and stately beauty of this stone church. Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church Details The Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church is home for the Catholic community on Put-in-Bay. The Church welcomes everyone from year round residents to summer guests that come up for the weekend. During the summer season, worshippers may attend mass on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 5:30 pm, Sundays at 10:30 am. The parish is located...

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Stonehenge Historic Estate

Stonehenge Historic Estate

The Stonehenge Historic Estate is a beautiful property on South Bass Island that consists of three homes and outbuildings. It was in operation for over 20 years as an historic attraction complete with tours and a gift shop. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Stonehenge Historic Estate’s Farmhouse and Wine Press Cottage were built in the 1800’s. The Stonehenge Historic Estate Details The Stonehenge Estate sits on the eastern shore of the island about a half a mile from downtown Put-in-Bay. The property provides stunning views of Lake Erie and the surrounding islands. It is also very...

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Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial
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Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial

Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial is one of the most striking features on Put-in-Bay. This 352-ft column is a powerful symbol of everlasting peace between nations. Completed in 1915, it is the tallest Doric column in the world. Doric columns are noted by their simple capitals atop the column. The monument recently underwent a series of renovations and reopened in 2006. It also closes intermittently for cleaning and repairs. Visiting Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial Located minutes from downtown on an isthmus, a narrow piece of land between two larger ones, Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial is...

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Lake Erie Islands Historical Museum

Lake Erie Islands Historical Museum

Put-in-Bay and the surrounding Lake Erie Islands are full of fascinating history. The Lake Erie Islands Historical Museum strives to tell this history to the visitors who flock far and wide on the Put in Bay ferry for the summer season. Centrally located in downtown Put-in-Bay, the Lake Erie Islands Historical Museum is right behind the Police Department and the Town Hall. Funded entirely by donations and purchases from the Resale Shop, this museum is an important of Put-in-Bay. Exhibitions regularly change for the summer of seasons. They display an impressive array of artifacts and pictures from Put-in-Bay and the...

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Antique Car Museum
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Antique Car Museum

One of the many attractions offered at Perry’s Cave and Family Fun Center, the Antique Car Museum is both fascinating and fun! Put-in-Bay has a long tradition of celebrating vintage cars and roadsters thanks in large part of Charles “Skip” Duggan. He helped curate this museum with all the cars currently on display. Charles “Skip” Duggan thoughtfully collected this collection of antique cars. Skip began antique car parades on Sunday afternoon and welcomed everyone to join the parade and fun with an antique and/or vintage vehicle. Every Sunday afternoon on Langram Rd., just south of the Miller Boat Line Lime...

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Antique Car Museum

The Antique Car Museum in Put-in-Bay has a long tradition of celebrating vintage cars and roadsters thanks in large part of Charles “Skip” Duggan. He helped curate this museum with all the cars currently on display. The Antique Car Museum is open seven days a week from May to October with continuing weekend hours during the rest of the year.

Lake Erie Islands Historical Museum

The Lake Erie Islands Historical Museum strives to tell this history to the visitors who flock far and wide for the summer season. Centrally located in downtown Put-in-Bay, the Lake Erie Islands Historical Museum is right behind the Police Department and the Town Hall. Funded entirely by donations and purchases from the Resale Shop, this museum is an important of Put-in-Bay. Exhibitions regularly change for the summer of seasons.

Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church

The Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church offers a magnificent and peaceful space for those in search of fellowship while visiting Put-in-Bay and South Bass Island. Locals and tourists alike love the stately sanctuary and stately beauty of this historical stone church. During the summer season, worshipers may attend mass on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 5:30 pm, Sundays at 10:30 am.

Perry’s Monument

Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial is one of the most striking features on Put-in-Bay. This 352-ft column is a powerful symbol of everlasting peace between nations. Completed in 1915, it is the tallest Doric column in the world. Doric columns are noted by their simple capitals atop the column. The monument recently underwent a series of renovations and reopened in 2006. It also closes intermittently for cleaning and repairs.

South Bass Island Lighthouse

The South Bass Island Lighthouse greets visitors arriving on the southern point of the island. First lit in 1897, this important part of Put-in-Bay history is much the same as it was when it was first built. With its location on the very southern tip of the island, it doesn’t have a ton of neighbors close by. If you plan on touring the historical lighthouse, a Put-in-Bay golf cart rental is a good way to get there. Beware… it is said to be haunted!