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Door County Historical Museum

18 North 4th Ave., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
(920) 743-5809
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Buffalo, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We saw a dvd on Cherry Picking in Door County. I learned a lot about why this and other industries began here years ago. Good place to visit on a rainy day. They have some good displays of items not seen anymore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This place was incredible!! It had so much to see for such a small place. It was very well put together and definitely a must see if visiting Door County. We loved it!

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Pecatonica, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

What a nice small museum. If you have a couple of hours, then this is a great stop. There is a lot of local history in a small area. You can also see lots of antiques from small to large. There is no admission fee, but a suggested donation of $2 per person.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great overview of the history of the area. Well done and friendly staff. My boys especially enjoyed the vintage fire trucks and jail cell!

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Hazel Green, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Took our Boy Scout Troop there and they enjoyed the exhibits there. There are items they could hold or climb on (old fire truck) and that added to the appeal of the museum. Thank you for a wonderful time!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Nice museum with a lot of information about Door County. Admission is free with a suggested donation of $2 per adult. The staff was friendly and greeted us at the door. It took about 2 hours to explore the museum and was a great way to spend a couple of hours.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

a bit about the history of Door County as well as our own history. Different sections include the wildlife of the area, the history of the towns and how it's people lived, as well as general historical information. Very nice place - recommend highly.

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STONE LAKE
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The layout of extremely interesting pieces of Door County history made this a great choice for us. The hearse gave me the willies :-) !

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Duluth Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Well set up for a small museum and it is free. They do ask for donations so give freely as they are trying to expand. I am an avid museum lover and this had a few things I had never seen before. It is set up well, with a little bit for all ages and likes. Local displays of wild... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The museum had lots to offer with many diverse exhibits. It does not require a fee to enter and runs on donations. It is worth your time if just passing through or as a field trip for students to learn more about door county. The only weird thing I didnt like was the nature exhibit but taxidermy animals arnt my... More

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