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

Salute to the Coast Guard Golf Outing

Tuesday, August 6 at Idlewild Golf Course, just south of Sturgeon Bay. Have fun, play golf, enjoy good food and honor the service of our local Coast Guard Men and Women. Public invited to play!  … Read more

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Washington Island team takes 19th at International SeaPerch Challenge!!

We are once again bursting with pride over the achievements of the Washington Island SeaPerch team at the recent International competition! Bravo Zulu, team Fast and Furious, taking 19th place out of 71 teams! In … Read more

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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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Win this 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 9

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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