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By DCT Staff / Monday, July 13, 2015 02:53 pm
Sturgeon Bay, WI
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This old harbor town was settled in 1835 as a logging center and is the gateway to the peninsula – Northern Door. Three historic districts, century-old lighthouses, and museums reflect its legendary maritime heritage. Go on a boat tour!

Visit three unique shopping Districts while you are in Sturgeon Bay. The West Side is an old-fashioned downtown. Wood buildings with tin facades are home to restaurants, pubs, gourmet shops, and boutiques. Third Avenue has old stone buildings with big windows that create a picturesque main street including restaurants, antique shops, confectioneries, and boutiques. Jefferson Street has lovely old buildings that have been transformed into a stylish and diverse shopping area.

WEST SIDE

An old-fashioned downtown. Wood buildings with tin facades are home to restaurants, pubs, gourmet shops, and boutiques.

THIRD AVENUE

Old stone buildings with big windows create a picturesque main street. Restaurants, antique shops, confectioneries, and boutiques.

JEFFERSON STREET

Lovely old buildings have been transformed into a stylish and diverse shopping area.

DOOR COUNTY MARITIME MUSEUM

Door County Maritime Museum has the county’s rich maritime roots that are showcased in this museum. Learn about the seafaring pioneers— fisherman, ship captains, and lighthouse keepers. Tug boats, birch bark canoes, and models of naval vessels are on display.

STEEL BRIDGE SONG FEST

Celebrating the Michigan Street Bridge. Hundreds of songwriters and musicians from around the world have performed here – including Jackson Brown.

CHICAGO FIREBOAT CRUISES

Take a narrated tour on a historic fireboat – a boat specifically outfitted to fight shoreline and shipboard fires. Cruise through the scenic Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal or to the Sherwood Lighthouse as you learn a bit of maritime history.

THIRD AVENUE PLAYHOUSE

Door County's only year-round performing arts center. Diverse plays and musicals are performed by its talented professional acting troupe and actors from film and television. Concerts feature local and nationally known musicians. 

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