At the entrance to the Jackson Street Pier is an historical marker recognizing the activities of the Underground Railroad in Sandusky during the years preceding the Civil War.

Underground Railroad Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society

With its lakefront location and proximity to Canada—and the fact that many of its residents were anti-slavery, Sandusky was an important stop—often the final one—on the Underground Railroad for hundreds, perhaps thousands of escaped slaves.

Visit Sandusky’s Underground Railroad HERE.