VERMILION, OH: The Vermilion of today hold a rich and unique history filled with legend, lore and facts that will be revealed in a series of docent led walking tours on Saturday, September 17, 2022.

The easily walkable (no hills or steps) small group, docent led tour is filled with engaging stories, history, trivia, folklore, and fun facts about the 200-year-old harbourtown community, iconic lighthouse, lake captain homes, Lake Erie, and Vermilion River history.

Guests will discover building that were once saloons, a blacksmith shop, shoe store or lodging for fishermen and those who made their living on Lake Erie and the Vermilion River still stand but have much different personalities and purposes. There is a fun and rich history behind what some local still know as Rubberneck Park and you’ll discover the history what is now a pleasure boating hub yet once a thriving hub for fish and shipbuilding businesses.

All tours begin at the Harbourtown Fine Arts Center, 736 Main Street with refreshments and a variety of themed raffle baskets to win. The hour-long tours are scheduled every half hour beginning at 10AM with the last tour leaving at 2:30PM. Tickets are only $20. For more information on how to register, call Main Street Vermilion at 440.963.0772 or go to Proceeds from this event benefit Main Street Vermilion, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to community revitalization through beautification, tourism, the arts, and economic development.

Following the tour, guests are invited stay in town to shop, dine and enjoy our Small Town on a Great Lake. Fall may be days away, but it still feels like summer in Vermilion.

For more information or clarification, contact Marilou Suszko, executive director Main Street Vermilion at 440.963.0772 or email