Kelleys Island

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Kelleys Island2018-05-25T09:11:07+00:00

Thank you for visiting Kelleys Island. We hope you enjoy your visit to one of Erie County’s most interesting places, a jewel of Lake Erie. We have great stories to share with you.

Please use the following videos to guide you on your tour of the island.

WALKING TOUR PART 1 – This is a video slideshow featuring 18 historic buildings and houses along E. Lakeshore Drive from the ferry dock to downtown. It is easily viewable online or on your phone or tablet. As you walk along the E Lakeshore Drive, you can pause the video and read the text while comparing the new and old photos. Along this road you will find a house that was once a 50 room hotel and discover what happened to the 102 room hotel that was located right downtown. Did we fail to mention the beautiful view of the lake and Cedar Point?

Walking Tour Part 1

This is a video slideshow featuring 18 historic buildings and houses along E. Lakeshore Drive from the ferry dock to downtown. It is easily viewable online or on your phone or tablet. As you are walking along the lakeshore road, you can pause the video and read the text while comparing the new and old photos. Along this road you will find a house that was once a 50-room hotel and discover what happened to the 102-room hotel that was located right downtown.

Walking Tour Part 2

Part 2 of the walking tour takes you to the heart of the island, the downtown, and partway down Division Street to the History Museum of the Kelleys Island Historical Association. Along the way you will discover the history of some of the oldest businesses on the island, learn about three churches, and find out which house was once a gas station. https://youtu.be/djWfEwQ6Y1A