Door County Maritime Museum Cana Island Lighthouse

Hours & Admission


Cana Island is closed for the 2022 season! Thanks to everyone who visited in 2022! Next year, look for  the debut of staged period rooms in the Cana Island Lighthouse keeper’s quarters.

Cana Island is open May 1 to October 31, 10am-5pm, seven days a week. 

We are excited to announce that the Phase 4 restoration work at Cana Island is nearly complete and the lighthouse tower and keeper’s quarters will be back open to the public starting on Friday, August 12!

Be among the first to see the magnificent restoration of the keeper’s quarters, and to climb the newly repainted 97 steps to the top of Door County’s most iconic lighthouse.

Admission to Cana Island is $12/person for adults, $10 for youth (5-17). Children age 4 and under are free, as are active military members and their immediate family (up to five members). DCMM Members also receive free admission to all museum properties.

The last haywagon ride departs from the parking lot at 4:15pm. The last tower climb starts at 4:30pm.

Please note the high water has made crossing difficult in past years and we have to close during unsafe conditions.
You can check the Cana Island Lighthouse Facebook for closing notices or call 920-743-5958 to verify we are open.

There are age and height restrictions for children to safely climb the tower. They must be at least 5 yrs. old and 42 inches tall.

Click here to view the Cana Island causeway webcam! 


Adults — $12 and includes entrance to the island, keeper’s quarters and light tower.
Youth (5-17) — $10 and includes entrance to the island, keeper’s quarters and light tower.
Children 4 & under — free
Active Military and Family (up to five members) — free
Members — free

Group Tours

We are happy to make arrangements ahead of time for a docent led tour for groups of 15 or more. See our Group Tours page.

We ask that our guests, volunteers and staff help us in the following ways:
  • Take your own health, and that of others, seriously;
  • Wash or sanitize your hands at least two or three times while visiting the Museum;
  • If you believe you may be ill, please do not visit Museum properties.