Carriage House

The Carriage House is one of Put-in-Bay’s largest souvenir shops.  This impressive building is very prominent in the downtown Delaware Avenue strip. The bold green façade is inviting and intriguing, so one can’t help but stroll in.  Located across the street from the Boathouse Bar and Grill, and adjacent to DeRivera Park, the location is both convenient and accessible. Carriage House is just a short walk from the Jet Express dock, so a prime location.

Inside, there is the largest and most comprehensive gift shop on Put-In-Bay.  Also, they proudly carry over 600 items that bear the Put-In-Bay name. These items vary from shot glasses, Frisbees, hats, trinkets, and much more.  Additionally, they have a vast selection of collectibles, toys, clothing, accessories, and a variety of other items.  There is something for everyone at the Carriage House.

Carriage House Attractions

Next to the Carriage House is one of the many gems of Put-In-Bay, Kimberly’s Carousel.  This beautiful hand-crafted carousel was constructed by Allen Herschell in 1917.  Most noteworthy, all of the horses are original. The local favorite horse is named “Petey the Perch.” More information can be found about this unique attraction and more that South Bass Island has to offer here.


Martin L: “My ride on the carousel was one of the most magical moments of my life.”

Paula G: “Nothing beats the Carriage House for last-minute birthday gift shopping!”

Final Thoughts

Taking home a memento after a fabulous time on the Lake Erie Islands is a must.  Merely the sight of your Put-In-Bay t-shirt shot glass, or hat will bring back those great Summertime memories.  Therefore, stopping at the Carriage House is a must to find the perfect gifts.  With such a vast selection and variety, this shop is a must-stop shop.  Don’t miss out on this Put-In-Bay shopping mecca.

Most of all, there’s no better way to experience all that Put-In-Bay has to offer than to stay the night!  Furthermore, the way to stay is in your very own vacation home.