Follett House Museum

Follett House Museum

The mission of this branch of the Library is to collect, preserve, and share with citizens, scholars, and researchers the special collection of artifacts for the interpretation of the history of the city of Sandusky and Erie County from its earliest times to the present.

Welcome to the Follett House Museum, the local library administered history collection housed within a National Historic Landmark, the Oran Follett Home.

The home itself is quite a historic masterpiece, a 4 floor Greek Revival Mansion that features a widows walk with some of the best views of Sandusky and the surrounding area. What it holds inside, however, is even more of a historic masterpiece, with several documents and artifacts holding the history of Sandusky and Erie County over time.

Within the collection, you will find historic textiles and a plethora of information regarding this area during the various wars, from the War of 1812 to WWII. Learn all about the Battle of Lake Erie, the Civil-War Era Johnsons Island Prison, and how the local economy has thrived through it all with fishing, ice harvesting, stone cutting, shipping, and tourism.

Your group can set up a general tour of the library or customize one more specifically to fit your needs. There are children's tours, local history tours, genealogy tours, and book review tours.