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The small fishing village of Gills Rock Wisconsin is a hidden gem located at the very tip of the Door County peninsula on the shores of Porte des Mortes (Death’s Door). The Death’s Door Maritime Museum traces the area’s commercial fishing tradition...more
Suggested Duration:2-3 hours
12724 W Wisconsin Bay Rd, Ellison Bay, WI 54210-9796
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We were stuck with a rainy day in Door County and very much appreciated this little gem of a museum. We took our time and stayed two hours. There is a lot to learn here about former days of fishing and the types of ships...More
My grandfather was a sailor and I love water! This museum gives you wonderful stories of the seaman, boats, shipwrecks in the area. There's a wooden boat to explore, videos, lots of motors and engines. Museum is thoughtfully laid out with engaging stories and exhibits....More
We decided to visit this museum on our last day. We were not disappointed! It’s small but loaded with great information and stories about the area. Very interesting. Our boys are 14, 11, 7 and really enjoyed it. There is a real fishing boat to...More
Wonderful, small museum with historical exhibits relating to Great Lakes fishing. There is a audio recording of the Coast Guard speaking with a ship that was tracking the Edmund Fitzgerald on the day it sank. Video exhibits depicting whitefish fishing. $5 entrance fee. An informative...More
Visited here at the end of the day when we were in the Ellison Bay area. There were some nice displays and interactive exhibits. Spent about 45 minutes here. That seemed like just about enough time to see everything..
Very interesting museum. Some interesting history and items from Edmund Fitzgerald and actual radio conversation with the Cast and Coast Guard before it went down. We spent about an hour and half in here.
We recently visited this Deaths Door Maritime Museum. Being new to Doors County, we were looking for places to go and museums available. We lucked out because we went on the last weekend before it closed for the season Oct 14, 2018.
This museum is...More
Exploring on our last day in Door County and we found this museum. Sooooo glad we did. The exterior is very unassuming, but inviting. You walk into a most interesting exhibit, including an old commercial fishing boat that you can climb into and walk around...More