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For History Lovers

Experience Fascinating History Where It Happened

Step back in time to discover what life was like in the 1880's

The Grand Kerr House - a Victorian Queen Anne home listed on the National Historic Register.

The Volunteer - a reproduction of a mule-drawn canal boat.  The 60 foot boat is a replica of a style commonly known as a "government" or "state packet" boat.  Visitors today learn what canal life was like during an hour-long journey along a restored stretch of the Miami and Erie Canal.  A two-mule team pulls the boat from the towpath and the crew handles the ropes and opens and closes the massive gates of the restored lock.

The Isaac Ludwig Mill - a working water-powered saw and gristmill, houses a collection of gristmill and sawmill equipment from the late 19th to the early 20th centuries.  Visitors have a unique opportunity to see antique milling equipment in operation.

The Canal - more than a mile of the original Miami and Erie Canal and towpath leading to Lock #44, one of the last functioning 19th century limestone locks.

Scenic Providence Dam - stretching across the Maumee River, built in 1838 to maintain water levels in the canal from Providence to Toledo.

Toledo Lake Erie & Western Railway and Museum - o
pen June thru October - 1st & 3rd  Saturdays - Noon to 4:00 pm

Grand Rapids Motorcar Train Ride - boarding next to the Welcome Center entering Grand Rapids, take a ride across our  103-year-old, 901′ scenic railway bridge.

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