Ottawa County Historical Museum

126 W. Third Street, Port Clinton H 43452
(419) 732-2237
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Operated by the Ottawa County Historical Society, the museum’s collections include Native American artifacts, exhibits on Camp Perry and WWII prisoner of war camp, Matthews Boat Company, Ford Tri-Motor, commercial fishing industry.

Liberty Aviation Museum

3515 E. State Street, Port Clinton
(419) 732-0234
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Opened in 2012, the Liberty Aviation Museum showcases a number of operational, historical aircraft and vehicles, including “Georgie’s Gal,” a World War II B-25 Mitchell bomber, a U.S. Navy WWII TBM Avenger, a PT boat, and more. The museum is currently restoring a 1929 Ford Tri-Motor aircraft. The unique history of the Ford Tri-Motor and its role in the history of the Lake Erie Islands is featured in several exhibits. The new hangar expansion is now open . Hangar 2, the boathouse, and the WWII gallery are located a short walk or drive from our main building.

The Tin Goose Diner

3515 E. State Road, Port Clinton OH 43452
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 Not to be missed, an original vintage 1950s diner, The Tin Goose Diner.

The Ida Rupp Library

310 Madison St.
Port Clinton OH 43452
Not just a library, but a great resources for Genealogy and Local History which overlaps Erie Co.’s Kelleys Island area.

Location information on these historic markers, and others in Ottawa County, go to

This photo is of a marker in the State Park on Catawba Island.

The Northwestern Boundary of the Firelands is particularly relevant because  Danbury Township was in the Firelands and Huron County from 1809 until 1838 and of Erie County from 1838 to 1840.