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Door County Maritime Museum
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Owner description: Door County Maritime Museum: Enjoy tales of bold ship captains, brave seaman, innovative shipbuilders, rugged fishermen, stalwart lighthouse keepers and much, much more--sea stories abound! The Door County Maritime Museum offers three unique visitor experiences. Its year-round 20,000 square foot flagship museum is located between the dowtown bridges on Sturgeon Bay's workking waterfront. It features four large exhibit galleries and the immaculately restored seagoing tugboat John Purves built in 1919. The iconic Cana Island Lighthouse, located Baileys Harbor, is a Door County treasure. The northern museum is a hidden gem featuring the classic wooden fish tug Hope. It is located in the historic fishing village of Gills Rock alongside the infamous "Death's Door" passage. Both are open seasonally.
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

I love this little museum. It is great for all ages. It is not real large but tells a lot of stories of the area

Visited August 2012
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Bob D, General Manager at Door County Maritime Museum, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Thanks so much for the wonderful review! Please stop by for a visit during our special Merry-Time Festival of Trees event...it is sure to be the highlight of holday season here in Sturgeon Bay.
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Kansas City
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151 reviews
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“A great place for kids to experience the nautical”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

The Door County Maritime Museum is a lovely little museum in Sturgeon Bay that specializes in regional nautical history. Its exhibits are extremly kid-friendly and invite further investigation into such topics as lighthouses, ship-building, and--when we were there--pirates. Special note should be given by all fans of model ships; one exhibit has many, many pieces lovingly and exactingly crafted by local artists. It's a good place for families to spend an hour or two in a relaxing but educational environment.

Visited October 2012
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Bob D, General Manager at Door County Maritime Museum, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Ahoy! Thanks so much for the great review...we're thrilled that you enjoyed your visit. We are extremely proud of our model collection, glad you we could share it with you! Hope you'll stop by again when next your traveks find you on the Door Peninsula.
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Chicago, Illinois
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“fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

We went on tug boat tour. Our tour guide Jan was wonderful. It was very informative, she let my son tooot the tug horn! Told us about the yearly open houses at the coast guard and other areas of interest. Got to check out the periscope in the museum, you can look all around the area from inside the museum.

Visited October 2012
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Bob D, General Manager at Door County Maritime Museum, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Ahoy! Thanks much for the great review...we're thrilled you enjoyed your visit to the museum and your tour of the historic tug John Purves. Walking the decks of our massive tugboat is truly a unique experience...there is no better way to learn about the life of a "tug sailor". We hope to see you again in the not too distant future.
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Roswell, New Mexico
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“Enjoyable and Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012 via mobile

We visited this museum on our vacation and enjoyed it very much. There are so many models of ships in their museum and so much history to learn about - it was interesting. We especially enjoyed taking the tour of the John Purves Tug Boat-this was a real highlight for us!

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Bob D, General Manager at Door County Maritime Museum, responded to this review, October 5, 2012
Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your museum visit and tugboat tour. Walking the deck of the historic tug John Purves is truly a unique experience! Thanks for the great review...we hope to see you again in the not too distant future.
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“Informational, great for kids too”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

We love going here and always take a little more info with us when we leave. Try it, you will find something interesting there!

Visited September 2012
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Bob D, General Manager at Door County Maritime Museum, responded to this review, October 2, 2012
Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Hope you had time to don some pirate attire and fire the guns on the pirate ship Fortune in our new "Pirates--Ship to Shore" exhibit. It's fun for kids of all ages! Again, glad you enjoyed your visit...we hope to see you again in the not too distant future!
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