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You can also learn about Door County maritime history in our magazine The Beacon.

Summer camp registration

Sign up for robotics summer camp 2024 at the Door County Maritime Museum! During summer camp, students entering 4th through 9th grades will take a deeper dive into the history and practical applications of ROVs (Remote Operated Vehicles) and build their own ROVs in teams.

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National Maritime Day – May 22

Honoring National Maritime Day 2024 on Wednesday. May 22, the Door County Maritime Museum will offer Pay-What-You-Can admission to all three DCMM locations for the day (Sturgeon Bay, Cana Island and Death’s Door), celebrating our beloved maritime community.

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white lighthouse building on the end of a pier, with waves crashing in foreground, cloudy sky above

Lighthouse Festivals: Tours on SALE NOW!

Festival weekends include air, land-based, boat, and adventure tours that provide access to all 11 of the treasured lighthouses of Door County and three of our neighbors to the south.

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DCMM Recognized for Excellence

DCMM recently learned that the organization has passed the American Alliance of Museums’ Core Documents Verification, an important milestone in its ongoing efforts to demonstrate excellence and meet museum industry standards and best practices.

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Winter Fleet 2024

The M/V JOSEPH L. BLOCK arrived at the entrance to the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal mid-morning on Wednesday January 17, 2024. She proceeded down the bay, through the three Sturgeon Bay bridges, pivoted and backed into her slip for winter layup at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding.

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wooden canoe on trailer with four men standing behind it. Blue sky, bridge and building and tugboat in background

Win a Handcrafted Wooden Boat!

Each year, DCMM hosts a wooden boatbuilding class, keeping alive the traditional maritime craft. Aspiring boat builders have an opportunity to learn firsthand skills of the age-old craft of building wooden boats. The class is … Read more

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Sturgeon Bay Maritime Week: August 2–August 10

As one of 30 official U.S. Coast Guard Cities — and the only one in Wisconsin! — Sturgeon Bay celebrates each year with a week filled with events, ceremonies, visiting ships and fun!  Monday evening … Read more

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MERRY-TIME FESTIVAL OF TREES November 16-December 31

Joyously celebrate the holidays by enjoying dozens of beautifully decorated trees and decorative displays in the museum. Fantastically decorated by local businesses, organizations and residents, each of these extraordinary trees is adorned with beautiful ornaments and special surprises.

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Tug John Purves

The dry-docking work for the tug John Purves is complete and the tug is back at home behind the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay!

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A holiday tree with golden ornaments in front of a window that shows an historic red tugboat outside.

Jingle Mixer 2023!

We’re inviting you to celebrate the holidays, and mix and mingle through the Door County ‘Merry’-Time Museum’s winter wonderland during the Jingle Mixer, the evening of Tuesday, December 12. During the Mixer, enjoy the Hot … Read more

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