Sleep Inn & Suites Near I-90 and Ashtabula
9350 Center Rd.
Austinburg, OH 44010
Phone: (440) 275-6800
Fax: (440) 275-3360
Arts & Museums
This museum is located in an 1823 farmhouse on the Lake Erie shore and is the headquarters for the Ashtabula County Historical Society. The museum is decorated to reflect the 19th century way of life and features family rooms furnished in the late Victorian style and special exhibits on Ashtabula County history. It also houses the Ashtabula County Historical Society collections and library.
Known as, "the lighthouse that shown for a hundred years," Fairport Harbor Lighthouse was once a beacon of hope for escaped slaves as the last stop on the Underground Railroad. The preservation of this historic lighthouse has been an uphill battle, having undergone numerous renovations to the tower and keepers dwelling. Opening in 1945, the lighthouse marine museum was the first of its kind in the country. Here visitors can view historic pictures of the lighthouse, read logs of vessels guided, and even walk through the area where runaway slaves sought safety. Tours are available May through November, with school tours also available for a small fee.