We hope you find your visit to our new web site enjoyable and informative, and that you’ll discover many reasons to visit our beautiful and historic lakefront downtown.
Established in 1818, the central business or waterfront district has one of the most beautiful collections of historic architecture in the Midwest. Many buildings can be found on the National Register of Historic Places.
Stroll along the downtown waterfront, or visit one of our many antiques and collectible stores, unique gift store, galleries, or dine at one of our local restaurant. Find almost any service you might need!
Sandusky is also well known for its beautiful century old downtown parks, both along the shoreline and Washington Street. It holds the designation of an Ohio “Tree City,” and has won numerous competitions for its floral displays. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon or evening in one of our wonderful gazebos; or take a break in one of the park picnic areas.
The Waterfront District also boasts several attractions and museums. The Historic State Theatre, Maritime Museum, Merry-Go-Round Museum, Follett House Museum, Eleutheros Cooke House, and Sandusky Library are all well worth a visit.
Fish off the Jackson Street Pier, have lunch overlooking the bay at beautiful Shoreline Park. Relax at Schade/Mylander Plaza. Marvel at the working floral clock in Washington Park, or visit the “Boy with the Boot” statue.
With over three million visitors to the City of Sandusky each year, this historic waterfront is a beautiful, charming, and enchanting place to visit
Don’t forget: There are many special events held each summer, so check out the upcoming activities on the special events calendar for summer fun for the whole family.
Historic Architecture and Downtown Parks Walking Tour brochures are available at venues throughout the Downtown area.