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Lake County History Center

The Lake County History Center Museum and Historic Village is an 8-acre complex located minutes from I90 in Painesville Township, about 25 miles east of Cleveland. The Center contains a main museum building, originally built as the Lake County Poor House in 1876. This beautiful Italianate structure has two levels open to the public with exhibit galleries, classrooms and research library rooms available. Exhibits change yearly; current displays can be found on the Society’s website at www.LakeHistory.org. The Museum is famous for housing the only collection of Magical Musical Machines in Ohio.  This collection of 20th century mechanical musical boxes vary in size from inches to feet and play music usually never before heard by guests.  Another wing is filled with unique Civil War artifacts and stories. The library has extensive manuscripts and records of local history. It is open to the public and researching assistance is available. Operated by the Lake County Historical Society, the complex also contains an historic village used for first person interpretation of Ohio’s early years for school field trips and summer visitors and a Native American Whittlesey Focus village that is under construction. The extensive grounds of the Center are used for special event programs year around; check the website for details.  The buildings and grounds are handicapped accessible. The Center contains a gift shop, rental space, is available for group tours and offers free parking.
Address

Lake County History Center
415 Riverside Dr.

Painesville, Ohio 44077

Phone Number(s)

Local Number: 440-639-2945

E-mail Address(es)

events@lakehistory.org

Hours

Sunday: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Special Hours: Closed holidays and weekends from Nov.-April

Website(s)

Calendar of Events

Admission

Adult : 3.00
Free Wednesday individual tours

Accepted Forms of Payment

Cash, Check, Debit Card, Discover, Mastercard, Purchase Order, Visa, Golden Buckeye Card

Coupons

2014 Clambake VIP Coupon: $1.00 clambake ticket discount (limit 4) and one additional free beverage (non-alcoholic)plus free admission for your next visit.

Parking

FREE

Lake County History Center

Main museum building at Lake County History Center


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  • 2014 Clambake VIP Coupon

    This coupon has no monetary value

    $1.00 clambake ticket discount (limit 4) and one additional free beverage (non-alcoholic)plus free admission for your next visit.

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