National Museum of the Great Lakes offering Free Museum Ship Admission in July 1

WHAT: Ding Schoonmaker Day—FREE Admission to Museum Ships
WHEN: Thursday, July 1, 2021; 10am-5pm
WHERE: National Museum of the Great Lakes
1701 Front St., Toledo, OH 43605
The National Museum of the Great Lakes will be holding “Ding Schoonmaker Day” on
July 1st—offering FREE admission to museum vessels with the purchase of
museum-only admission. Ding Schoonmaker Day was developed to be both a
celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the rechristening of the Col. James M.
Schoonmaker Museum Ship and in honor of the late Ding Schoonmaker, the grandson
of the vessel’s namesake who was instrumental in the boat’s restoration.
Please note that pre-order tickets will not be available for July 1, admission will be
walk-in only. In addition, to help increase available visitor opportunities, individuals
interested in remaining later can consider purchasing tickets for our after-hours
History Happy Hour: Sailor Stories, an interactive experience taking place on top of
the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship the same day from 5-7:30 p.m.
Additional Information on Ding Schoonmaker Day and History Happy Hour: Sailor
Stories can be found online at
ADMISSION: $11.00 Museum & Ship (Regularly $17.00) – Adults (18-64)
$10.00 Museum & Ship (Regularly $16.00) – Seniors (65+)
$8.00 Museum & Ship (Regularly $14.00) – Youth (6-17)
FREE – Children 5 and under

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