Door County Maritime Museum Cana Island Lighthouse

Hours & Admission


Starting Friday, June 20th, Cana Island is open 10am-5pm, seven days a week. The new interpretive center, keeper’s quarters and outbuildings will be open, however for now there will be no tower climbs. A temporary reduced admission charge of $10 per person will be in place until the tower reopens. We will also limit the number of people on the haywagon to 15 per trip across the causeway. Of course, the high lake levels will also have an impact on Cana operations.
We ask that our guests, volunteers and staff help us in the following ways:
  • Take your own health, and that of others, seriously;
  • Wear a mask in shared public spaces where social distancing is not consistently in place;
  • 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.
Keeping in mind that the COVID19 situation is very dynamic, we are continuing to monitor guidance from the federal Centers for Disease Control, as well as the Partnership for Infection Prevention here in Door County. DCMM takes health and safety seriously

Cana Island is open from May -October, seven days a week, 10am-5pm. 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 this year 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.


Adults — $10 (formerly $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.