FOLLETT HOUSE MUSEUM

(Admission is Free)

 

The Follett House Museum has an extensive collection of archival materials chronicling the Sandusky and Erie County region. It includes several artifacts from the Underground Railroad. The museum is a branch of the Sandusky Library. The 1827 mansion was built by Oran Follett in Greek-Revival style. Follett was a businessman and one of the founders of the Republican Party. The museumís Civil War collection includes items from the Confederate officersí prison on Johnson Island. Other fine artifacts in the museumís possession are diaries, letters, drawings and photographs from the Johnson Island Prison. It also displays books, maps and manuscripts. When you visit, take in the panoramic view of Sandusky, Cedar Point and Johnsonís Island from the mansionís widowís walk. The Follett House Museum is listed in the National Register of Historic Landmarks.

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