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Death’s Door Maritime Museum


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Death’s Door Maritime Museum pays homage to the area’s commercial fishing industry and maritime history. Exhibits include a shipwreck, lighthouse lights and scuba diving artifacts recovered from the dangerous passage around the Door Peninsula known as Death’s Door. The Museum is open daily from May 1st through October 31st.

The Door County Maritime Museum & Lighthouse Preservation Society, Inc. preserves Great Lakes maritime history, primarily focusing on Door County, Wisconsin, and provides interpretive and educational opportunities for current and future generations. The Museum operates three locations, including the Door County Maritime Museum along the working waterfront in Sturgeon Bay; the iconic Cana Island Lighthouse in Baileys Harbor; and the Death’s Door Maritime Museum in Gills Rock. As one of northeast Wisconsin’s top tourism destinations, attracting more than 70,000 visitors annually, the Door County Maritime Museum serves as a cultural and educational resource for all 72 counties in Wisconsin.

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12724 W Wisconsin Bay Rd, Ellison Bay, WI 54210