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Door County Maritime Museum

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Door County Maritime Museum

396 Reviews
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FD1975 wrote a review Oct 17
Greendale, Wisconsin48 contributions7 helpful votes
If you're into history or maritime this is a must visit. Great photos and details of ship building and history.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Princeton1212 wrote a review Sep 2020
Leadville, Colorado572 contributions161 helpful votes
Super small but cheap. Being a museum lover, I was disappointed. The lighthouse exhibit was my favorite. I wish there was more on ship wrecks. We got through the whole place within 30 minutes. I can see the attraction for boat lovers but I would skip if there were other activities on the itinerary.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Thomas R wrote a review Sep 2020
Bryan, United States107 contributions21 helpful votes
Outstanding museum of the history of shipbuilding in the Sturgeon Bay area. I was totally amazed at the breadth of shipbuilding that happened in this area. Museum is extremely well laid out with, what appeared to be, hundreds of ship models that had been built by the ship builders located here. Great photos and lots of history to read. I highly recommend visitors to Sturgeon Bay visit this museum.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Laurel M wrote a review Sep 2020
8 contributions3 helpful votes
Lots of different types of informative exhibits, and a great mix of photos and literature vs. artifacts vs. mini replicas vs. videos vs. interactive exhibits. Gift shop is also very good and it was very clean and well maintained. The only things that prevent me from giving an excellent rating are 1) signage leading to the museum from the main drag is poor - we found it by luck and perseverance; 2) I have to compare it a bit to the Wisconsin Maritime Museum not too far away in Manitowoc - and what Manitowoc has that this one lacks is an actual guided tour of a retired military vessel.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Kelley P wrote a review Sep 2020
Holmen, Wisconsin93 contributions12 helpful votes
My husband and I wanted to go to this museum on Sunday Sept 6th to learn more about the shipping in the area and spend an hour or two. What we saw from the outside was intriguing - they have a tug boat you can tour and the exhibits we could see from the lobby looked nice. However when we walked up to the desk to get our tickets, we were treated very poorly by the woman selling our tickets. So much so we decided to leave. My husband wears hearing aides and is hearing impaired. Per Governor Evers proclamation about face masks, people with medical conditions that prevent them from wearing the face mask is exempt. The woman at the desk said to him that he needs to wear a mask. He was attempting to explain to her why he was not wear a mask because of medical condition but she interrupted him and ask me to tell him in a way he can understand that he has to wear a face mask.....I believe she was meaning I should use sign language or something. He could understand what she was saying. It kind of made him feel like a deaf mute. There was no call for that. And to top that off, there is medical exemptions for the face mask order and there is no requirement that you need to specify what that is or have a doctors excuse along with you.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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