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 speaker series on intriguing, past and present, maritime subjects. 

Please browse our complete list of events.

Upcoming Events

Exhibit: 40th Anniversary of the Sinking of the "Edmund Fitzgerald"

October 21, 2015 to April 17, 2016

The Door County Maritime Museum commemorates the 40th anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald with an exhibit in the Reddin Bridge Room of the Sturgeon Bay museum. The exhibit will open...

Ships Arriving/Departing Winter Lay-Up

December 17, 2015 to April 15, 2016

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)...

Children Free Every Sunday through March

February 14, 2016

The Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay will be offering free admission to children 12 and under with an accompanying paid adult beginning Sunday, January 24, and continuing on Sundays...

Maritime Speaker Series - Joan Forsberg

March 03, 2016

7:00 pm - Joan will talk about her book, "The Wreck of the Griffon: The greatest mystery of the Great Lakes".

Great Lakes/Great Books Club

March 03, 2016

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 will be...

Children Free Every Sunday through March

March 13, 2016

The Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay will be offering free admission to children 12 and under with an accompanying paid adult beginning Sunday, January 24, and continuing on Sundays...

23rd Annual Lighthouse Festival - DCMM Members

March 21, 2016 to April 04, 2016

Tickets Go On Sale To Museum Members Only March 21, 2016 - To Museum Members OnlyApril 4, 2016 - To General PublicCall hours are 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday.Become a Member Today!

23rd Annual Lighthouse Festival - Public

April 04, 2016 to June 12, 2016

Tickets Go On Sale To General Public April 4, 2016 - To General PublicCall hours are 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday, (920)743-5958Become a Member Today!

Maritime Speaker Series - Authors of "The Legend Lives On"

April 07, 2016

7:00 pm - The authors speak about their book telling of the tragic demise of the "Edmund Fitzgerald".

Great Lakes/Great Books Club

April 07, 2016

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 will be...

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