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Door County Historical Museum

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Address: 18 North 4th Ave., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone Number: (920) 743-5809
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Great history!

I liked that things seemed to be put together with care. A lot of this handwritten neatly on signs, which I thought was cool to see! I liked seeing the fire trucks and jail... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Ames, Iowa
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Ames, Iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I liked that things seemed to be put together with care. A lot of this handwritten neatly on signs, which I thought was cool to see! I liked seeing the fire trucks and jail cell. Will come back and visit again.

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Wisconsin, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We've visited twice and just love it, especially the natural history part. The taxidermy work and the murals are beautiful. We also enjoy learning the history of the island. We plan on coming back for a visit whenever we're in the area. And it's free!!

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A lot of neat things to see. Is bigger than it appears from the outside. There are some hands on areas and plenty of things to take pictures of.

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Stewartville, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This is not a large museum, but we found it to be a nice county museum with good variety. It is worth checking out while in Door County.

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Sheboygan, WI
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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This place looked small and unimpressive from the street. But it is expansive on the inside and packed full of history and interesting things! There is an actual jail cell you can enter, a fire truck you can sit in, and many of the exhibits are interactive. As an adult I could have spent hours here just reading and looking... More 

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Watertown, Wisconsin, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We weren't planning on stopping here, but I'm glad we did, Nicely organized, Not too big and not too small - really a nice size museum and the price can't be beat. We'd come back again when we have more time.

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41 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The museum is free although they request a $2 donation, which is well worth the wealth of what one can learn through a visit. The museum looks small from the outside, but they have used the space very well to share lots of details about the area. There is a nature section up front that informs visitors about local animals.... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Stopped in to check it out and was greeted and told the story about the museum and wildlife exhibit. We will return again to check it out deeper.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This small museum had many artifacts from the Door County area which was nice to read about as it was our first time in Door County. On the side of the museum they had old fire trucks were my son could go on top on one of them. He had a great time with the fire trucks and the jail.

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Sturgeon Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Small enough that it won't take up your whole afternoon. Have breakfast from the Farmer's Market on Saturday and then stroll over here afterwards. Lots of historical artifacts.

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