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 for Winter Lay-Up

January 08, 2015 to May 15, 2015

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

Great Lakes/Great Books Club

February 05, 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...

Maritime Speaker Series - Bob Desh

February 05, 2015

Former Executive Director Bob Desh will discuss the Coast Guard Lighthouse Property Divestiture Program.

Great Lakes/Great Books Club

March 05, 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...

Maritime Speaker Series - Palmer Johnson, Inc.

March 05, 2015

All of the Maritime Speaker series programs are free of charge and begin at 7 pm at the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay. Call (920)743-5958 for more information.

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...

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

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