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Door County Historical Museum

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Address: 18 N 4th Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-2423
Phone Number: (920) 743-5809
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Great place to visit. Lots to see and lots of interestin information.

Great place to visit. Nice place for the kids too! Its nice that you can sit on one of the old fire trucks and take pictures. Fun for all ages and very informative place for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Ashland
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to visit. Nice place for the kids too! Its nice that you can sit on one of the old fire trucks and take pictures. Fun for all ages and very informative place for the Door County area. Desk staff could be a bit more friendly and informative..

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Madison, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I enjoy visiting County Historical Museums and have been to several in the state. Relative to other ones, this one was just okay. I have come to expect county museums to have an in-depth analysis of early settlers and early industries, as well as unusual events that have occurred in that area. This museum provided only a cursory overview of... More 

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a very pleasnt trip to this delightful museum during our daytrip to Door County. It is not a large museum, but it presents a pretty comprehensive history of Door County. Well worth a brief visit. It is free to enter, but contributions are gratefully received.

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The weather was terrible the morning we were in Sturgeon Bay! So went to plan B...indoor activities. We were a full half hour early for there 10:00 open time so parked right outside the door and took that time to plan the day. As soon as they opened the door we figured we could give this museum a quick run... More 

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Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a very nice Museum,so much to see.Love the birds,trees,animals.So real life.Been there many times with friends & family. Great Place Don't miss it.

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Brodhead, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in museum for what we expected to be a half an hour or so, and two hours later we were still there!!! There's so much history of the Southern Door Cty. area in pictures, maps & videos. Plus, there's clothing, fire trucks, logging gear, Native American clothing, ice fishing & winter sleds, but the gem is the over 100... More 

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Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent hours here and could have spent more. This place is full of great memories of old. Well displayed and lady who greets you tells you about the mural which is the first thing you see. Allow ample time to visit as there is a lot to see here. There is no admission fee but they ask for donations which... More 

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Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice museum ! Lots of historical facts and artifacts of the area. Nice place for kids to explore as well. You could easily spend an hour or two exploring. The cost is free, but donations are accepted.

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Tewksbury, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Kudos to Nyla for all the information she shared with us. The Taxidermy display of the four seasons was amazing, especially after hearing of the process involved in putting it together. The kids will enjoy finding and identifying all the birds and animals, as well as other hands on activities for them to do.The displays were very well put together.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

As you first step inside, a friendly gentleman greeted us and gave us a short overview of the place. It really is a neat place. There is lots to look at and learn about, not only the history of the area, but how life overall was different throughout the different time periods. There is some great hands on things for... More 

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