Keep up-to-date with the latest information about the Door County Maritime Museum!
You can also learn about Door County maritime history in our magazine The Beacon.
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.
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.
Lighthouse Festivals: Tours on sale soon!
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.
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
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
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.
Tug John Purves
Monday, December 11was a big day at DCMM! The historic tug John Purves will spend the upcoming winter at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, undergoing repair and maintenance work. The tug is projected to return to the dock in front of DCMM in April 2024 and open for guests on May 1.
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
2023-24 Maritime Speaker Series
The Maritime Speaker Series offers an assortment of monthly programs – from historical topics to current issues affecting the Great Lakes and the economy that relies on them. UP NEXT – March 7: Freshwater Fisheries: Migratory Fish in Door County presented by Dr. Karen Murchie, Director of Freshwater Research, Shedd Aquarium in Chicago