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Door County Lighthouse Festivals

Spring Door County Lighthouse Festival
June 7-9, 2019


Fall Door County Lighthouse Festival
October 12-13, 2019

The Door County Maritime Museum is pleased to announce the tour line-up for the 2019 Door County Spring and Fall Lighthouse Festivals, June 7-9 and October 12-13. Exciting additions to the Festivals this year include adventurous kayak excursions to view our historic Door County lighthouses.

The Festival weekends include land-based, boat, and adventure tours that together reach all eleven of the treasured lighthouses of Door County. Many of the tour excursions are unique to the Lighthouse Festival weekends, and provide visitors exclusive access to several lighthouses not typically open to the public, including Chambers Island Lighthouse, Plum Island Range Lights, and the Sherwood Point Lighthouse.

There are tours for all levels of activity and accessibility. Some tours involve hiking, while others ride in the comfort of the Door County Trolley. Boat tours depart from a variety of locations around the Peninsula, including Sister Bay, Gills Rock and Baileys Harbor.


Tickets to the Door County Lighthouse Festivals are now available for purchase.

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Departs from Ellison Bay Boat Ramp, located at 12033 Cedar Shore Road.

Visit the Death’s Door passage and see the Plum & Pilot Island Lighthouses closer than ever before! Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for some of our local shipwreck sites. This hard-bottom inflatable boat makes for a fast and fun ride. (Note: if weather conditions are poor, this tour will be relocated to Fish Creek to view Eagle Bluff Lighthouse and the Strawberry Islands.)

Cost: $60.00 ADULT ; $40.00 YOUTH (Under 13)
Length: 2 hours
Capacity: 12
Intensity level: 3
Lunch: N/A
Saturday, October 12  11am
Saturday, October 13  11am



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Participant Information

• Arrive at the tour departure location at least 15 minutes before departure time
• Dress in layers as the weather can change quickly
• Take note of the lunch details of each tour
• Bring your camera, sunscreen, and bug spray
• Wear sturdy close-toed shoes, especially when hiking
• Each lighthouse tour ticket includes free admission to the Death’s Door Maritime Museum in Gills Rock through the end of the 2019 season


Spring Lighthouse Festival – Locations and Hours

Door County Maritime Museum – Sturgeon Bay*: 9am-5pm all weekend
Death’s Door Maritime Museum – Gills Rock*: 10am-5pm all weekend
Cana Island Lighthouse – Baileys Harbor*: 10am-5pm all weekend
Sherwood Point Lighthouse – Sturgeon Bay: 10am-4pm (Saturday & Sunday)
USCG Canal Station – Sturgeon Bay: 10am-4pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Eagle Bluff Lighthouse – Peninsula State Park*: 10am-4pm all weekend
Pottawatomie Lighthouse – Rock Island: 10am-4pm all weekend
Ridges Range Lights – Baileys Harbor*: 11am-2pm all weekend
*Please note, if you are planning a self-guided experience, there may be an admission rate.


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