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Take a Tour of the Carnegie Center

Adult... $8.00

Student... $6.00 Ages 6-21

Child... Children 12 and under are Free

Member... Free

Group Tours... See Below


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Carnegie Center Hours

Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Museum Gift Shop Hours

Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday: 10:00am - 3:00pm


Carnegie Center

329 W. 10th St. 

Lorain, OH 44052

Call us now!

(440) 245 - 2563


Outdoor Tours

History Boat Tours | $20 per person

Lorain Historical Walking Tours | FREE


Lorain Scavenger Hunt | FREE

Carnegie Center

329 W. 10th St. 

Lorain, OH 44052

Contact us at

(440) 245 - 2563

Downtown Lorain Walking Tour

We have two walking tours that focus on Downtown Lorain and the Lorian Tornado. If you choose to learn about Lorain's past businesses and architecture you may find the Downtown Historic Walking tour to be quite fascinating! If you'd like to learn about one of the events that shaped Lorain's history you may be interested in learning about the path of the Lorain Tornado. Our historians provided the tour through to provide you with the most important facts about our beloved Downtown and lakefront area. By visiting the site you can access it on your smartphone and follow along with or without audio to learn about Lorain! 




Test your knowledge of Lakeview Park’s monuments and attractions with this scavenger hunt! If you are looking for a fun activity to do with the family, this is a perfect way to spend time at the park and learn a little something too. There are 15 clues pointing you to different features of the park and “Did you know?” facts about each monument you visit.

History Boat Tours

Have you ever taken a tour of our beautiful Black River? Now's your chance to take a tour through the mouth of the Black River and experience wildlife, Lorain's early history and see some of the industries that started it all. You will also learn about the revitalization efforts put forth through organizations today!

A guide from the LHS staff will host the tour and lead you through a 2 hour excursion from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Our boat will set sail immediately so please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure at Oasis Marinas. We will be stationed at the first dock and parking is available directly behind 'Erie Steak & Seafood' at 301 Lakeside Ave., Lorain 44052.

Tickets must be purchased in advanced on the Lorain Port Authority website and are $20 per person.  Seating is limited so book immediately. If you are interested in booking a group tour please contact the Port Authority.

History Trolley Tours

If you aren't a boat person, or you prefer to stay away from the heat and enjoy Lorain during the Spring and Autumn months take a trip on our History Trolley Tours! Enjoy a unique ride on 'Lolly the Trolley' and be transported back in time to hear stories of the some of the people that shaped our city and rebuilt it to be what it is today. You will also hear about some of the businesses and industries that may no longer have a place on Broadway but will always have a place in our history.

Our Trolley will depart from the Carnegie Center at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm as we ride all over Lorain in search of the past! A guide from the LHS staff will host the tour and lead you through your excursion. We will leave immediately at 2:00 pm so please arrive 15 minutes prior to your departure time. Parking is available in our lot located at 329 W. 10th St., Lorain 44052.

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