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Maritime Speaker Series

May 11, 2021

The Door County Maritime Museum is pleased to to host experts and interesting characters from around the country for the 2020-2021 Maritime Speaker Series, presented in partnership with series sponsor Door County Medical Center.

Christening of the Jim Kress Maritime Lighthouse Tower

May 10, 2021

The public is invited to join the Board of Directors of the Door County Maritime Museum on Saturday, May 22 at 11am to celebrate the opening of Sturgeon Bay’s newest landmark! ​​​​​​​Rising on the Sturgeon Bay waterfront, the Jim Kress Maritime Lighthouse Tower stands as a one-of-a-kind landmark that will create a legacy of maritime history preservation, which will also educate and entertain generations to come.

Wooden Boat Raffle Tickets on Sale

April 28, 2021

Tickets are on sale for the Museum’s annual Wooden Boat Raffle. In 2021, we’re raffling off a 17’ Rangeley Lake Boat, hand-crafted by the Museum’s 2020/2021 Wooden Boatbuilding Class instructors and students. This one-of-a-kind, gorgeous wooden boat comes with a trailer generously donated by American Marine and Motor Sports. Purchase tickets, and you’re helping the … continue reading

2021 Door County Lighthouse Festival Tickets On Sale

March 18, 2021

Tickets are now on sale for the Door County Spring and Fall Lighthouse Festivals, June 11-13 and October 1-3, 2021. Each festival offers: airplane, land-based, boat, and adventure tours that together reach all eleven historic lighthouses of Door County and more!

Lighthouse Photo Contest 2021

February 22, 2021

Do you have a Door, Kewaunee, Brown or Delta County lighthouse picture that makes people go ‘WOW!’? The Door County Maritime Museum & Lighthouse Preservation Society (DCMM) is searching for a new cover photo for the Door County Lighthouse Festivals – and your photo could be the one! PHOTO SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2021 The … continue reading

DCMM Closed January 11-12

January 9, 2021

To allow Museum staff to complete some larger building maintenance projects, the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay will be closed to the public on Monday and Tuesday, January 11-12, 2021. The Museum will resume regular hours at 10am on Wednesday, January 13. Winter hours for the Museum are 10am-4pm, seven days a week, January through April. The Jim Kress Maritime Lighthouse Tower will open to the public in May 2021.