Historical Sites along Back Roads & Beaches

 

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  • Heritage Avon Lake
    Avon Lake

    Heritage Avon Lake strives to connect interested parties to shine a light on our past, and preserve it for our future.

  • Lorain Lighthouse Foundation
    Lorain

    The Lorain Lighthouse Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization created to spearhead the preservation of the Lorain Lighthouse. It was also established to maintain the history and integrity of Lorain’s Waterfront.

  • Lorain Underground Railroad Station 100 Monument
    Lorain

    This historic landmark can be found at the Black River Landing in Lorain.

  • Oberlin Heritage Center
    Oberlin

    Visit the Oberlin Heritage Center to explore the history of this small town with nationally significant stories.

  • Peter Miller House Museum
    Avon Lake

    Tours of the house, featuring early Greek Revival architecture, are available throughout the summer and by appointment April-November.

  • Spirit of '76 Museum
    Wellington

    Museum contains the history of painter Archibald Willard, artist of the famous "Spirit of '76." The museum also contains Revolutionary and Civil War artifacts.

  • Wellington-Oberlin Rescue Monument
    Oberlin

    Monument to the Wellington-Oberlin rescuers that participated in the 1858 rescue of fugitive slave John Price.

  • Westwood Cemetery
    Oberlin

    Here lie former slaves, famous abolitionists, and many who have become known as Oberlin's faces of change. Click here for a map to guide you through Oberlin's faces of change who now rest here.

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