Cooke-Dorn House Historic Site

Formerly the home of Eleutherus Cooke, this 1840's stone and brick home was moved to its current location in 1874. Sandusky's first lawyer, Cooke was also a politician serving in the Ohio Legislature and U.S. Congress. He drew up the charter for the Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad, and built other houses for the influx of settlers to the community.

One of the founders of the Firelands Historical Society in Norwalk in 1857, Cooke helped preserve the early history of the area.

This site is managed locally by The Old House Guild of Sandusky, Ohio
January - March

Open by Appointment Only

April - December
Tuesday - Friday: 12 - 3 p
Saturday: 10-1 p
Closed for major holidays

1415 Columbus Avenue 
Sandusky, OH 44870

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Handicapped Accessibility: Ohio History Connection strives to meet ADA requirements. However, historic structures and outdoor areas provide challenges that make it difficult to provide complete access to all visitors. Please call the site with specific questions and concerns.
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Know Before You Go

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Local Management

Local Management

The Cooke House State Memorial is managed by The Old House Guild of Sandusky.

Fun Facts

Fun Facts

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