Sturgeon Bay, Wis. (April 9, 2021) – The Door County Maritime Museum staff and supporters are beaming with excitement to once again host the Door County Ligthhouse Festivals! The 2021 events mark the 28th annual Spring Lighthouse Fesitval, June 11-13, and Fall weekend, October 1-3.
Each festival offers: airplane, land-based, boat, adventure, and self-guided tours that together reach all eleven historic lighthouses of Door County and three to the south! This weekend-long event allows visitors access to lighthouses that are not typically open to the public, including Chambers Island, Kewaunee Pierhead, Plum Island, and Sherwood Point (Fall 2021 only) Lighthouses.
This event annually hosts more than 5,000 people who appreciate these beacons of the past and travel from around the globe to take part in these tours. Visitors engage with knowledgable docents and volunteers, to learn stories of past lightkeepers, their duties and their families.
All proceeds from tour ticket sales support the Door County Maritime Museum & Lighthouse Preservation Society.
There are tours for all levels of activity and accessibility to collectively reach 11 lighthouses located in Door County, and three to the south. Some tours involve hiking, while others ride in the comfort of the trolley or small airplane. Boat tours depart from a variety of locations around the peninsula, including Sister Bay, Gills Rock, Fish Creek and Baileys Harbor.
To reach the 3 lighthouses to the south of Door County, an airplane tour, or self-guided driving tour is suggested.
The detailed 2021 Door County Lighthouse Festival Tour Schedule can be viewed below, or online: www.dcmm.org.
2021 Door County Lighthouse Festival tours offered:
• Lighthouse Airplane Tours
• Door County Trolley Lighthouse Tour
• Lakeshore Lighthouse Cruise
• Death’s Door Tour
• Schooner Cruise
• Chambers Island Tour
• Plum Island Tour
• Rock Island Tour
• Cana Island Kayak Expedition.