Plan a Trip to Put-in-Bay

  • 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:
    Hours are subject to change without notice in the off-season.
    Open Daily: May through October

  • Admission:
    Adults & Children: $4.00
    Senior Citizens: $2.50
    Children under 5: Free
    Veterans: Free

  • School groups are welcome with prior reservations only.
    Please Contact Us for details

Travel Information:

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.