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Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society and Museum

Features more than 1,000 historical artifacts and displays from the region, beginning with Cranberry Bog, brought here by the Wisconsin glacier more than 14,000 years ago.  A visit to the Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society Museum will also bring back memories of Buckeye Lake when the big bands of the 50's used to play at the amusment park.  The artifacts, including the history of the Ohio Canal, will intrigue those who stop by the museum.

4729 Walnut Rd.

Buckeye Lake, Ohio 43008

Phone Number(s)

Local Number: (740) 92901998


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

Special Hours: Call for group tours




Adults: 4.00 - 12.00



Partner Itineraries

  • Licking County Garden Tour
    by Partner Author

    10:00 am – 11:15 am 
    Velvet Ice Cream Company, home of Historic Ye Olde Mill.  Velvet Ice Cream, Inc. is an ice cream powerhouse.  Producing over 6 million gallons of ice cream a year, distributed in 26 states.  Visit the companies headquarters and take a FREE factory tour.  Also available is a restaurant, ice cream parlour, Ice Cream Museum, milling museum, park, nature trial, viewing gallery and Visitors Center. 
    Contact : Andre Dager 740-892-3921 x223   Group price:  $2.70 a cone
    11:30 am – 1:00
    Have lunch and experience elegance and charm at the Davis Shai House as you enjoy the hands on experience called “Doorknob Garden Accents”. Stroll through the indoor artificial garden setting that includes window scenes, a woodland pond, and miniature village and train for more summer decorating ideas. Your visit will also include the opportunity to enjoy the first summer in the new Legacy Garden.
    Mary Kelley 740-788-8942     $22.00 Per Guest

    1:15 pm – 2:30pm
    The Dawes Arboretum, includes a step on guide led by a naturalists.  The Arboretum includes plant collections, gardens and natural area in over 1800 acres.  See more than 1500 living plants including a Japanese Garden.
    Contact Sharon Hupp 740-323-2355    $100.00 

    2:55 pm – 3:45 pm 
    At Wilsons Garden Center arrange your own potted plant at the creation station and learn some new gardening tips and trends from one of the experts on staff.
    Contact Sharon 877-389-6295     $12.00

    4:15 pm – 5:00 pm 
    Cranberry Bog Tour, Board the Buckeye Lake Queen 40 passenger pontoon boat and dock at the 11 acre island.  Walk on the board walks on the disappearing island and learn about the unique plants and sphagnum mat.
    Contact J-Me Braig 740-929-1998     Cost:  $12.00

  • Licking County Excursions
    by Partner Author

    Spend the day in Licking County shopping and touring our beautiful green space. 

    Start at the Longaberger Homestead with a factory tour, lunch and shopping. (740) 322-5588

    Next travel to Dawes Arboretum and explore over 1,800 acres of plants, gardens, natural areas and wetlands.  A step on guide will lead you through one of North America's premier gardens.  (740) 323-2355

    Finally, take a boat ride to the Ancient Cranberry Bog on Buckeye Lake.  Visit the floating island deposited in Ohio over 14,000 years ago by the Wisconsin Glacier.  You will tour the Buckeye Lake Historical museum and find out why this location is the "Playground of Ohio" (740) 928-1998

    This is a lovely one day trip.  For more information please contact the Licking County Convention and Visitors Bureau at (740) 345-8224

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