Hours & Admission

Door County Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay, WI


Open year-round, seven days a week.

January – April: 10am – 4pm
Museum CLOSED Easter Sunday
(For winter weather conditions, if Sturgeon Bay schools are closed, the Museum will also be closed.)

May – December: 10am – 5pm
Museum CLOSED Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. 
Closing at 2pm on December 31st

Museum Admission 

Adults – $15 (includes Jim Kress Maritime Lighthouse Tower)
Youth (5-17) – $7
Children 4 & under – Free
Seniors (65 years plus) & Retired Military – $12
Active Military (and up to five family members)
– Free
Members – Free

Museums for All is a national, branded access program that encourages individuals of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits. Through Museums for All, those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) can gain free or reduced admission to more than 400 museums throughout the United States simply by presenting their SNAP EBT (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Electronic Benefit Transfer) card. Museums for All is an initiative of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency based in Washington, DC. For Museums for All, DCMM will provide a discounted admission of $2 per person for up to four people to the Sturgeon Bay and Gills Rock museum locations.

Tug John Purves 


The historic, restored tugboat John Purves is open for tours May – October.  Tug tours are only available as guided tours.

Tours are offered daily May-October, at 10:30am, 11:45am, 1:15pm and 2:30pm.
There are age, height and mobility restrictions to safely tour the tugboat: children must be at least 4 years old and 38 inches tall.

Admission to Tugboat Only

Ages 4 and up – $8
Members – free

Admission to Museum & Tugboat

Adults – $20 and includes the museum’s galleries, plus a guided tour of tug John Purves.
Youth (5-17) – $15 and includes the museum’s galleries, plus a guided tour of tug John Purves.
Seniors (65 years plus) & Retired Military – $17
Active Military & Museum Members – Free


COVID-19 Statement

The Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM) continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and we will adjust our action plan and policies as needed when the situation changes.

Our priority is to keep our employees and guests safe.

Keeping in mind that the COVID-19 situation is very dynamic, we are prepared to adapt to any changing circumstances as needed. DCMM will follow, and update guidelines based on existing and future Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance, as well as local input including the Partnership for Infection Prevention measures as outlined.

We ask that our Museum team and our guests take their own health and the health of others seriously.

Our reopening plan is available here.