Toledo, Ohio: Tour Former World's Largest Freighter

The 617-foot-long Col. James M. Schoonmaker was once the largest freighter in the world. Visitors can roam all over the ship, which is part of the National Museum of the Great Lakes, which also has extensive exhibits about Great Lakes shipwrecks, including a lifeboat from the Edmund Fitzgerald.

National Museum of the Great Lakes

1701 Front St., Toledo, OH
National Museum of the Great Lakes. I-280 exit 9. Turn east onto Front St., then make first right onto S. Marina Drive. You'll see the big boat straight ahead; the Museum is on the right.
May-Oct. Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 12-5 (Virus outbreak may affect access to attraction. Call to verify.)
Adults $15.
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Tour Former World's Largest Freighter

I visited here in October 2015. The museum is really nice and the ship has lots of interesting things to see.

[Dan, 01/17/2017]


Tour Former World's Largest Freighter

It was closed when I got here but looks interesting. Will stop again if I get the chance but the ship looks nice from the outside.

[Brock Whitley, 06/22/2016]
Tour Former World's Largest Freighter

They have a self-guided walking tour that doesn't take too long. Not a good place to stop with people who can not walk well.

[Liza, 06/20/2015]

June 2016: Photo added.

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