Door County Maritime Museum is on the waterfront at 120 N. Madison Ave. Exhibits span the nautical history of Door County from early Native American canoes to post-World War II bulk carriers and yachts. The museum features a model ship gallery, a small craft workshop, a lighthouse exhibit, an art gallery and vintage outboard motors and marine engines. The pilot house from a Great Lakes ore carrier is on display, part of the exhibit entitled Ghosts! Haunted Lighthouses of the Great Lakes. The nuclear ballistic submarine periscope offers a bay area view. Tours of the 150-foot tug John Purves are offered seasonally.
Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.
$10; $5 (ages 5-17). Tug tour $6. Combination museum and tug tour $13; $10 (ages 5-17); $6 (age 4). Children under age 4 or under 38 inches tall are not permitted on tug tour.
Save $0.50 on admission.
Hours: Daily 9-5, July 1-Labor Day; 10-5, Apr.-June and day after Labor Day-Dec. 31; 10-4, rest of year. Tug tours depart daily 10-3:30, May-Oct.; Sat. 10:30-3:30, in Apr. Closed Jan. 1, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.