4729 Walnut Road, Buckeye Lake, Ohio 43008.

The Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society​​​

We are putting out the call to anyone that would like to take some days and Volunteer for us. 

We need Docents at the Museum. This job entails opening the Museum, taking calls, taking admissions, and welcoming visitors to the Museum. The Museum is open 6 days a week.  Tuesday – Sunday 1:00-4:00 pm. 

We need crew for the Queen of the Lake III and Stewards. Crew positions call for helping to dock and undock the boat. Steward positions are for anyone that would like to take tickets, seat people, greet the passengers and help-out while they are on board. The Queen will be giving Public Tours on Saturdays and Sundays all summer long beginning May 15th. We will also have private tours and special events that need volunteers.
You can volunteer daily, weekly, or monthly. If you are interested in Volunteering or need more information call the Museum 740-929-1998 and leave a message or talk to one of the Docents. You can also email me with questions or to sign up as well. Won’t you consider volunteering this season?  We are going to need lots of folks that will show our Boat and Museum as the “Jewels of Buckeye Lake.”



$20 per person

$15 military & seniors

   $45 pp w/ full meal & drinks

Step back in time on a guided, historic tour around the shores of the187 year old
Buckeye Lake. It's unique history includes its legacy as the first State Park in
Ohio, the home of The Buckeye Lake Amusement Park and all the glory it
created, as well as playing an important role in the Ohio Canals.
As the only Sternwheeler on any inland lake in Ohio, the Queen of the Lake III
can accommodate up to 50 people on public and private tours and events. She has
an onboard restroom and catering is available.
This was a 5 year restoration project completed by volunteers working with the
Buckeye Lake Historical Society. All ticket sales are tax deductible.

​For bookings: email j-me@buckeyelakehistory.org or call 740-929-1998

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$25 pp w/light snacks & drinks

                        The Buckeye Lake Historical Society and Museum                        is proud to announce that the Queen of the Lake III restoration project is finished, and the 88 foot sternwheeler will be cruising the shores of Buckeye Lake for the 2021 season. It will begin its season May 1 and run through October 30.
The 5 year project has had hundreds of hours of restoration and over 50 volunteers have turned the river boat into a 55 plus passenger tour boat.
The boat donated by Dr. Ronald and Cindy Downing of Malta in June of 2015 was hauled up from the Muskingham River then drydocked at the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club for 4 years while began its restoration. It was moved this past summer to Buckeye Lake Marina for its completion.

        Private tour lasts for 2 hours from loading to unloading.

  The passengers load at Lieb's Island State Park Millersport, OH

  $35 pp w/hot snacks & drinks

Welcome Aboard!

volunteer opportunities

Group of 40 Passengers

The historic church on the Main Street in Millersport is being torn down. The beautiful stained-glass has been saved.  You can have a custom-made piece of history for your home or as a gift to someone special. 

The Glassmith is a museum member and volunteer for the Queen of the Lake III.  He has asked me to assist him in preserving this beautiful old glass. 

For details of cost, size and your custom idea, email him at jb43204@hotmail.com Some of the proceeds of your stained-glass purchase will be donated to Buckeye Lake Museum. 

As a side note…. he just restored this beautiful piece that was once in the Crystal Ballroom at our Buckeye Lake Amusement Park. 


$10 students

Kids under 4 free

The address for your GPS is: 
Lieb’s Island
2905 Lieb's Island Rd.
Millersport Ohio 43076

Captain Monty Haynes looking
good ​in his outfit.

 Your Donations Make the Buckeye
Lake Historical Society Possible.

In 2018 the Museum followed the idea of a Night Picnic at the Buckeye Lake Historical Museum. Themes followed the methods used in the picnics of the 50’s and 60’s. The menu was a Fish Fry and pretended to be at another time and place, the Buckeye Lake Amusement Park.

As of January 2019 there have been 55,212  visitors to the museum, since our opening day in 1998. Come visit the Rocket Ship, play Skee Ball or look over thousands of items from the early to mid 1900's.​ Tuesday-Sunday 1 to 4, Closed Mondays.

Our Society was founded at Buckeye Lake, Ohio in 1995 and the museum opened in 1998. Please stop in and view our huge collection of Buckeye Lake Park memorabilia. Our group covers Perry, Licking and Fairfield counties including the communities of Hebron, Millersport and Thornville, along with Buckeye Lake.