The Lake Erie Islands Historical Society is located in the village of Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island. The museum is...
West of the downtown waterfront park on Catawba Avenue.
Next to the police station
Behind the Put-in-Bay Brewing Company
Adjacent to the Put-in-Bay Town Hall parking lot.
The museum is located next to the historic Town Hall and Opera House
Hours are subject to change without notice in the off-season.
Open Weekends: May & September: 11 am to 5 pm
Open Daily: June through August: 11 am to 5 pm
Our last weekend will be October 12 & 13 (Octoberfest weekend)
School groups are welcome with prior reservations only. Please Contact Us for details
Taxis lined up along Delaware in front of the Colonial. Otto Herbster photo.
Two main ferry companies provide service between mainland ports and the islands.
Miller Boat Line, established in 1905, is the only ferry company transporting vehicles as well as passengers from their Catawba Dock near Port Clinton, OH and South Bass (Put-in-Bay) and Middle Bass Islands. The Miller Ferry makes the trip to South Bass Island across the South Passage in 18 minutes and is located 2 miles from downtown Put-in-Bay. They only accept vehicle reservations to Put-in-Bay from commercial carriers, but reservations are required for all vehicles traveling to Middle Bass Island.
Put-in-Bay's Jet Express transports passengers only between downtown Port Clinton, OH and downtown Put-in-Bay. The ferry service also offers passenger ferry service between downtown Sandusky, OH and downtown Put-in-Bay. Passengers can also ride between both mainland ports and Kelleys Island, or purchase a combination ticket for both islands from either mainland port.