Inscription Rock Petroglyphs

See American Indian symbols carved in rock on the south shore of Kelleys Island

Inscription Rock Petroglyphs

Kelleys Island, Ohio, USA
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.
All Visitors - $0.00

Masks are no longer required but please practice social distancing whenever possible.


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 minutes


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

  • Audiences: K-5th Grade Students, 6-8th Grade Students, 9-12th Grade Students, Higher Education Students, Educators, Families, Government, Specialists, Tourists, Community Groups, History Enthusiasts & Sports Fans
  • Historical Topics: American Indian History & Archaeology
  • Regions: Northwest Ohio
  • Site Activities: Self-Guided
  • Museum & Site Type: Ohio History Connection Site