Events & Activities

Each year, the Door County Maritime Museum hosts more than 30 different events, speakers, classes and presentations that bring the rich history of Wisconsin's Door County peninsula to life.

During the summer, take in the spectacular Lighthouse Festival and a family friendly Classic & Wooden Boat Festival. During the winter, the museum offers a wooden boat building class and hosts a monthly speakers series on intriguing, past and present, maritime subjects. 

Please browse our complete list of events.

Upcoming Events

Ships Arriving/Departing Winter Lay-Up

January 08, 2015 to April 15, 2015

Find more information about ships on the Great Lakes at the boat nerd website  For exact arrival times we recommend checking the Automatic Identification System (AIS)...

Sunday Special in March for Door County Residents

March 01, 2015 to March 29, 2015

We will be offering free admission to families with a permanent Door County residence on Sundays throughout the month of March. The offer extends to two parents and two children with additional...

Sturgeon Bay Museum Hours Change to 10 am-5 pm Daily

April 01, 2015

Door County Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay, WI Hours Open year 'round, 7 days a week January-March:  10 am-4 pmApril-June:  10 am-5 pmJuly-Labor Day:  9 am-5 pmDay after Labor...

Maritime Speaker Series - Rick O'Farrell

April 02, 2015

The new Door County Maritime Museum Executive Director Rick O'Farrell will share some of his personal history in the U.S. Navy on an aircraft carrier and nuclear submarine.

Great Lakes/Great Books Club

April 02, 2015

The Door County Maritime Museum and Write On Door County partner to present a monthly book club featuring books that have a Great Lakes focus. Works of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry...

Museum CLOSED for Easter

April 05, 2015

"Members Only" Preview of Cana Island Restoration Project

April 24, 2015

With the Sturgeon Bay Museum and seasonal access to the Gills Rock facility and Cana Island Lighthouse, membership is a great value. Join us on Friday, April 24 for a "Members Only" preview...

Tug "John Purves" Opens May 1st, 10 am-3:30 pm Daily

May 01, 2014 to October 31, 2014

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