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Tours      Hours

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


What will
   you discover?

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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

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.


Phase II Exhibits

Our Phase II Exhibit process is currently underway. We will be creating a display that will capture elements from the city's past and present. This display will put you back in time as you read about the neighborhoods, businesses and events & activities that took place in historic downtown Lorain.

Help us complete this project by donating today!

Gift Shop

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


Collaborate with Us!

If you're a local artisan or author and you'd like to collaborate with us please contact us today!

Do you remember?

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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Inside the Carnegie Center

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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

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