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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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Watertown, Wisconsin, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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
60 reviews 60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Pecatonica, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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