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Tour the Museum

Tuesday | Thursday | Saturday: 10am - 3pm
Adult... $8.00
Student... $6.00 Ages 6-21
Child... Children 12 and under are Free
Member... Free
Group Tours... See Below

Tours              Hours

Our Exhibits

After the completion of our Capital Campaign for the Carnegie Building reopening in 2015, We took the next step and completed our Phase I Exhibit back in 2019 which offers an overview of our city's history starting with the Ford Motor Company Plant and the Steel Mill. These exhibits capture what it means to be a true Lorainite! We are currently moving towards collecting money to sustain our Phase II exhibit which will inhabit the more unique qualities of our city and capture the true meaning of community engagement and enrichment.

Gift Shop

Visit our gift shop for specialty Lorain-inspired merchandise and don't forget our Lorain Proud gear!

Reach Out

If you're a local artisan or author and you'd like to sell your products in our gift shop please reach out to us today!

Phase II Exhibits

We are looking for partners to support Phase Two. A total of $300,000 is required for the next phase in our journey to complete the story of Lorain's History, and we have already raised 25% of that amount. Please consider a donation to help us achieve our goal.
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Special Group Tours

We welcome groups of 10-15 to visit the Carnegie Center. Please contact us to make special arrangements for your visit. We request the courtesy of at least a two week lead time for group tours. Call 440-245-2563 or email us at

Did you Know?

Back in 2013, we changed our name and moved into the old Lorain Library and Parks and Recreation Building now known as the Carnegie Center. Andrew Carnegie donated money to the city of Lorain to have this building remain a city building and grow into what it has today. Some influential Lorainites also worked in this building such as the 'beloved' author Toni Morrison.
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