Take a Look Back


 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.

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. 

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. Please  consider volunteering.

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   Go to the Tour page for all of our

   new events.



(site manager)

 Museum Spring Hours 
THURSDAY          1:00-4:00pm
 FRIDAY                1:00-4:00pm

Summer Hours will resume
Memorial Day Weekend

Unfortunately, there are not enough volunteers to staff The Queen lll safely so she will be docked for 2024. No tours will be offered or given. 

She will also be advertised for sale. The Board of Directors will consider a sale to a private investor, group of investors, or business. Whatever happens, it will be what is best for the Museum and the Historical Society’s future.

Many ideas and thoughts were considered before the volunteers and Board came to this decision. There are exciting new events on the horizon.

Thanks to Volunteers and tour takers for making our previous summers a success. Watch for coming events and fund raisers.


   2024 Volunteer Recruitment. Your impact is huge!

 There are many areas needed for volunteers. If   you like history, like people and love the water, this is       the time for you to volunteer. Come and join our   happy group.