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

Gills Rock Cleanup Day

May 05, 2015

Join us at the Gills Rock Maritime Museum (9 am - 3 pm) as we rake and dust and clean up the museum and grounds in preparation for the summer's visitors.  Many hands make light...

Great Lakes/Great Books Club

May 07, 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...

"Door County Maritime Museum" Night at Third Avenue Playhouse

May 14, 2015

When you order tickets, tell them you are with the Door County Maritime Museum and the museum will receive 10-20% of the revenue received on opening night, May 14. Opening Performance Thursday, May...

"Members Only" Exhibit Preview of "Sea Dogs" and a Preview of the tugboat "John Purves"

May 15, 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, May 15 for a "Members Only" preview...

"Sea Dogs" Opening Exhibit Event

May 16, 2015

Calling ALL Dog Lovers! The Door County Maritime Museum will chronicle some of those amazing "tails" of enduring human-canine relationships in a new exhibit "Sea Dogs" opening on...

"Members Only" Gills Rock Exhibit Preview

May 22, 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, May 22 for a "Members Only" preview...

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