Accessible by car, The Vermilion Maritime Museum Lighthouse is located, along with the Inland Seas Museum, in Vermilion, Ohio. Vermilion's original lighthouse was built in 1877 and torn down in 1929. Today's version is a replica, built by the people of Vermilion.
The museum offers visitors a chance to read through almost everything ever written about the Great Lakes. Many artifacts and interesting nautical displays are available for viewing, and one room simulates the actual captain's area of an old ship. The lens from the original Vermilion Lighthouse is also on display at the museum.