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Door County Lighthouse Festivals

Spring Door County Lighthouse Festival
June 12-14, 2020


Fall Door County Lighthouse Festival
October 3-4, 2020


The Festival weekends include land-based, boat, and adventure tours that together reach all eleven of the treasured lighthouses of Door County. Many of the tour excursions are unique to the Lighthouse Festival weekends, and provide visitors exclusive access to several lighthouses not typically open to the public, including Chambers Island Lighthouse, Plum Island Range Lights, and the Sherwood Point Lighthouse.

New this year are air-tours that see all eleven
historic Door County lighthouses!

There are tours for all levels of activity and accessibility. Some tours involve hiking, while others ride in the comfort of the Door County Trolley. Boat tours depart from a variety of locations around the Peninsula, including Sister Bay, Gills Rock and Baileys Harbor.

Click here to see a complete 2020
Lighthouse Festival Tour Schedule!

Tickets to the Door County Lighthouse Festivals are on sale! Buy your tickets now to secure your spot.

Museum members get early access to Lighthouse Festival Tickets!


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Participant Information

• Arrive at the tour departure location at least 15 minutes before departure time
• Dress in layers as the weather can change quickly
• Take note of the lunch details of each tour
• Bring your camera, sunscreen, and bug spray
• Wear sturdy close-toed shoes, especially when hiking
• Each lighthouse tour ticket includes free admission to the Death’s Door Maritime Museum in Gills Rock through the end of the 2020 season

Lighthouse Festival Refund Policy – Lighthouse Festival tickets are non-refundable, except in cases where our tour leaders, boat captains or pilots cancel a tour due to safety concerns. This policy would also include cancellation due to the pandemic.

Spring Lighthouse Festival – Locations and Hours

Door County Maritime Museum – Sturgeon Bay*: 9am-5pm all weekend
Death’s Door Maritime Museum – Gills Rock*: 10am-5pm all weekend
Cana Island Lighthouse – Baileys Harbor*: 10am-5pm all weekend
Sherwood Point Lighthouse – Sturgeon Bay: 10am-4pm (Saturday & Sunday)
USCG Canal Station – Sturgeon Bay: 10am-4pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Eagle Bluff Lighthouse – Peninsula State Park*: 10am-4pm all weekend
Pottawatomie Lighthouse – Rock Island: 10am-4pm all weekend
Ridges Range Lights – Baileys Harbor*: 11am-2pm all weekend
*Please note, if you are planning a self-guided experience, there may be an admission rate.


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