Welcome to Sandusky County, where Agriculture, Manufacturing and Tourism are our top industries.  Sandusky County was once called the Cutlery and Sour Kraut capital of the world but today Sandusky County is widely known for our rich historical significance.  Sandusky County is filled with historical attractions,  beautiful parks, good eats and friendly locals.  We are also located close to the 80/90 Ohio Turnpike and close to the Lake Erie Islands and Cedar Point Amusement Park, in fact,  Sandusky County is less than a 30 minute drive from both.  Plan your next vacation or long weekend to Sandusky County,  we'd be glad to have you!



Historic Barn Painting Project

Recently, Ohio History Connection and the Ohio Turnpike Commission joined forces to have an historic barn painted along the Ohio turnpike.  On October 6, 2015, a barn depicting the nation’s 19th President, Rutherford B. Hayes, was formerly dedicated in Sandusky County.  The barn embraces the connection between Hayes and his home in Fremont, Ohio.

barn application buttonDo you have a location, close to a highway​ and located in Sandusky County? ​Complete our application!


The Sandusky County Convention & Visitors Bureau wishes to continue to celebrate the rich history of Sandusky County by selecting several barns throughout the county for additional historic paintings.  The idea is to create a Sandusky County Historic Barn trail over the next couple years. 

Anyone who has a barn they would like considered for this project, please visit www.sanduskycounty.org for an application and additional information.  Any questions can be directed to the Sandusky County Convention & Visitors Bureau at 419-332-4470.  Applications must be received by April 15, 2016, and need to be mailed to the Visitors Bureau at 712 North St., Suite 102, Fremont, OH 43420



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    Sandusky County Historic
    Jail & Dungeon Tours


  • Hayes listing

    ​Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential 
    ​Library & Museums


  • Mad River Railroad

    Mad River & NKP
    Railroad Museum



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