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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, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Denver, Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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