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Kelleys Island Historical Association

224 Division Street, Kelleys Island, OH 43438
+1 419-746-2399
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Excellent location to learn about the History of KI!

With their expansion of the KIHA, this is the premier historical location on the island that shares... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2017
Mark Z
Hidden surprises of history

This small, unimposing building hides many beautiful nuggets and treasures from the history of... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2017
Jennifer G
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Akron, Ohio
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Kelleys Island History Museum & gift shop. the grounds include an 1866 stone church and 1888 parsonage which serves as a resale shop.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good14%
  • Average21%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“small fee” (3 reviews)
“church” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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224 Division Street, Kelleys Island, OH 43438
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+1 419-746-2399
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Reviewed August 11, 2017

With their expansion of the KIHA, this is the premier historical location on the island that shares the history of the "Rock" including the people who live/lived there. They always update the information with new items and is a great family location to learn more...More

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KIHistoryMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Kelleys Island Historical Association, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2017

Thanks for the great review - It is our pleasure to share the history of the Island with our visitors. It always rewarding to know that people appreciate the work we are doing. Thanks again.

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Reviewed July 23, 2017

This small, unimposing building hides many beautiful nuggets and treasures from the history of Kelleys Island. A self-paced "tour" there are many placards to read explaining the history, or the use of the items displayed. Next door is a German Reform church under restoration which...More

Thank Jennifer G
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KIHistoryMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Kelleys Island Historical Association, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2017

Thanks for the review - we are always trying to make the museum a little more interesting! So glad you enjoyed it.

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Reviewed June 20, 2017

Stopped by to see. Very interesting items, enjoyed the VCR tape explaining about the old homes on the island. Went to the church next to the historical association as well.

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KIHistoryMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Kelleys Island Historical Association, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2017

Thanks for the positive review!

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Reviewed June 15, 2017

We stopped here on foot on the way back from a hot walk from the Kelley Is State Park, on foot after about 6 miles of walking on a hot day we really enjoyed the AC here lol Actually tho this museum was chock full...More

Thank Sophia M
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KIHistoryMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Kelleys Island Historical Association, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2017

Thanks for the great write-up. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit. I remember you, it was soooo hot and the museum was a cool oasis so you were able to take your time and explore all the displays. We worked hard to...More

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Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

Our hotel encouraged us to visit a much busier commercial island, but that is a mistake. The local history of this island is facinating, and we'll worth doing this as opposed to just another shopping mall. The architecture on the island us well preserved and...More

Thank Clint B
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Reviewed September 20, 2016

Museum, as you would expect, has a small fee for entry. Lots of photos and a smattering of artifacts that give insight into a small community on an island in Lake Erie. Parking is available on site and free. Plan for a visit of about...More

Thank Raymond L
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KIHistoryMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Kelleys Island Historical Association, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2016

Raymond - thanks for the great review. Since our main display changes each year - we invite you to come back and see how we improve each year! So glad you had a positive experience.

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Reviewed September 8, 2016

For the cost, a suggested donation to the historical society, one gets to tour the museum which houses a very detailed look at historical life of the homes, businesses, schools, mines and fisheries of Kelleys Island. They have very friendly staff; raffle off a beautiful...More

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KIHistoryMuseum, Secretary at Kelleys Island Historical Association, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2016

Thanks so much! We love to hear what people are saying about our museum. As you can guess, we are quite proud of our little Island.

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Reviewed August 14, 2016

This was a nice museum and the lady working was really friendly and knowledgeable. It is not really big, but there is a lot of interesting information. It is really reasonable, $5 for a family, seniors are even cheaper! The church is beautiful and right...More

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KIHistoryMuseum, Secretary at Kelleys Island Historical Association, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2016

Thanks so much for the great review. We have been working hard to make the museum more interesting and user-friendly. It looks like it is working!

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Reviewed August 3, 2016

Maybe I had just been out in the sun too long after a day of biking and hiking around the island, but I was not impressed with the museum and I love history. You can see most of the exhibits from the gift shop area...More

1  Thank Paul S
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Reviewed June 25, 2016

We decided to go and check out the museum and were glad we did. The cost for 3 seniors was $ 5.00 total which was well worth it. There was lots of information about the wineries, gravel pits, historical homes and their owners, the school...More

1  Thank Tigercar5
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