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Maritime Speaker Series

September 20, 2022

The next Maritime Speaker presentation takes place in-person and on-line on Thursday, December 1: Hope for Sturgeon in the Great Lakes and Sturgeon(less?) Bay, presented by Titus Seilheimer, Fisheries Outreach Specialist with Wisconsin SeaGrant.

Win This Boat!

July 5, 2022

Tickets are now on sale for the Museum’s annual Wooden Boat Raffle! The master craftsmen of the DCMM wooden boatbuilding workshop have finished the 2021/2022 class project – a 16’ Merlin rowboat. This one-of-a-kind, easy-to-row boat could be yours, if you’re the lucky raffle winner!

2022 Door County Lighthouse Festivals

May 27, 2022

Fall: September 30-October 2. The Festival weekend includes air, land-based, boat, and adventure tours that together reach all 11 of the treasured lighthouses of Door County, and three to the south! Many of the tour excursions provide visitors exclusive access to lighthouses not typically open to the public – Chambers Island, Kewaunee, Plum Island and Sherwood Point Lighthouses.


February 25, 2022

It is our great pleasure to announce that the $9.2 Million Capital Campaign for the Jim Kress Maritime Lighthouse Tower is officially CLOSED!!

Make a Difference at the Door County Maritime Museum – Volunteer Today!

February 14, 2022

A bigger museum means we need more help – Volunteer Today! DCMM is actively recruiting volunteers who are excited to learn about maritime history and share it with our museum visitors!

Mariner & USCG Person of the Year – 2021

July 9, 2021

The public is cordially invited to an award presentation and dinner honoring all nominees for the Mariner Award and the Sturgeon Bay Area Coast Guard Person of the Year. This special event is scheduled for Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club, and is hosted by the Door County Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay Coast Guard Committee, and SBYC.