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Inscription Rock Petroglyphs

A flat-topped limestone slab marked with prehistoric American Indian pictographs
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    • All Visitors: Free
    The island is accessible by ferry from Marblehead daily from the first Saturday in April until the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Call the Neuman Boat Line at 419-626-5557 for ferry schedules.

    Open all daylight hours Monday - Sunday

    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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    • American Indian History
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Visit

See American Indian symbols carved in rock on the south shore of Kelleys Island. Rediscovered partly buried in the shoreline in 1833, the rock is now entirely exposed and protected by a roof and viewing platform. Inscription Rock Petroglyphs is accessible daily in season, weather permitting, via the Kelleys Island Ferry departing from Marblehead. Average visit time: Allow 30 minnutes

History

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Inscription Rock Petroglyphs is believed to have been created sometime between A.D. 1200 and 1600.