Come between early May and late October to enjoy this unique museum housed on an old Great Lakes bulk freighter. At one time this enormous ship transported massive loads of steel, ore, coal, stone and grain in and out of Cleveland. This vintage 1925 vessel which served the Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company and many others like it played a huge role in Cleveland's prosperity for decades. Now you can climb aboard to gain an insight into their importance as well as just what it was like to live and work aboard such a ship.
Things to Do
- Freely tour this historic 618 foot ship. During your wanderings you can see the quarters of both regular crew and guests. Find out why the William G. Mather was considered an engineering marvel when it first took to the waters.
- See inside its huge cargo holds that once transported enormous assignments across the Great Lakes.
William G. Mather Museum Insider Tips
- The Museum is conveniently located near to the U.S.S Cod, the Great Lakes Science Center, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Cleveland Browns First Energy Stadium. It is also within a short driving distance from Progressive Field meaning you can easily pack in a full day of sightseeing into a visit to the William G. Mather Museum.
- Children under the age of five can enter for free. There is also a discount for seniors and children up to twelve years of age.
- You can find parking for the William G. Mather in the parking lot of the Great Lakes Science Center.