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Glass City Tour

PRINTABLE PDF In 1888, Edward Drummond Libbey, son to the owner of New England Glass, moved the company to Toledo, Ohio. He renamed the company to Libbey, thus creating a glass dynasty that still exists here today. Visit some of Toledo’s most iconic places and learn how Toledo came to be known as the “Glass City”.

10:00 a.m. Toledo Museum of Art, 2445, Monroe St., Toledo
Rated as one of Toledo’s top attractions, the Toledo Museum of Art has a wealth of “bucket list” sights and experiences that are a perfect fit for a larger itinerary or a quick stop on the way to your next destination. After touring the amazing galleries, check out the Museum gift store. 
Group Tour Tip: Docent-led tours last about an hour. The Peristyle Theatre is a must see.
Suggested Visitation Time: 1 hour
Contact
: 419-255-8000, http://www.toledomuseum.org/visit/tours/group-tours; http://www.toledomuseum.org/visit/tours/booking/

11:30 a.m. Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral, 2535 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo 
It is the only Plateresque (architectural style of 16th century Spain) cathedral in the world. Layers of paintings and frescoes of saints and angels reach to the ceiling with a magnificent stained glass rose window and mosaic altars.
Group Tour Tip: Docent led tours are available.
Suggested Visitation Time: 45 minutes
Contact
: Sister Mary Stephan, 419-244-9575, www.rosarycathedral.org

12:30 p.m. Original Tony Packo's Café, 1902 Front St., Toledo
No trip to Toledo would be complete without a stop at the legendary Tony Packo’s, made famous by the hit TV show M*A*S*H. Enjoy lunch while browsing the celebrity signed hot dog buns displayed on café walls. Along with the world-famous hot dog, other Hungarian specialties include chicken paprikas, stuffed cabbage, apple strudel and dumplings, and the newest sensation, fried green pickles. 
Group Tour Tip: Group menu available. Don’t forget to check out the gift shop!
Suggested Visitation Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Contact
: 419-691-6054, www.tonypackos.com

2:00 p.m. Glass Pavilion at Toledo Museum of Art, 2444, Monroe St., Toledo
Watch the artists at work during the daily glass blowing demonstrations.  Opened in 2006, the 74,000-square-foot postmodern Glass Pavilion is home to TMA’s world-renowned glass collection that was started by Edward Drummond Libbey. The Museum features more than 5,000 works of art from ancient to contemporary times. 
Group Tour Tip: Check out the famous Libbey Punch Bowl during your visit.
Suggested Visitation Time: 1 hour
Contact
: 419-255-8000, www.toledomuseum.org

3:15 p.m. Old West End Tour/Libbey House Driving Tour, 2008 Scottwood Ave., Toledo
This neighborhood is one of the best-kept secrets in the country with 25 city blocks making up one of the largest collections of late Victorian houses left standing in the United States.
Group Tour Tip: Be sure to check out the Libbey Home at 2008 Scottwood Ave., built for Edward and Florence Libbey in 1895. Other streets not to miss include Parkwood Ave., Robinwood Ave., Glenwood Ave. and Collingwood Blvd.
Suggested Visitation Time: 30 minutes
Contact
: Local: 419-321-6404, Toll Free: 800-243-4667, www.toledooldwestend.com

4:00 p.m. Libbey Glass Factory Outlet, 205 S. Erie St., Toledo
Visit the outlet store named after Edward Drummund Libbey, the key player in creating a glass dynasty in Toledo. The store offers 16,000 square feet of glassware, dinnerware, flatware, glass giftware, candles & accessories. A delightful place to shop for your home or for that special gift.
Group Tour Tip: Ask for the 20% group discount at register
Suggested Visitation Time: 45 minutes
Contact
: 419-254-5000, www.libbey.com, https://libbey.com/history

 

5:00 p.m. Real Seafood Company @ the Docks, 22 Main St., Toledo

This New England-inspired restaurant serves fresh seafood from Boston, Florida and the Great Lakes and features a waterfront view and an array of steaks, salads and pastas.

Group Tour Tip: Ask about a group friendly menu.
Suggested Visitation Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Contact
: 419-697-4400, Toll Free: 888-456-3463, www.realseafoodcorestaurant.com