Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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!
Points Of Interest
An old-fashioned downtown. Wood buildings with tin facades are home to restaurants, pubs, gourmet shops, and boutiques.
Old stone buildings with big windows create a picturesque main street. Restaurants, antique shops, confectioneries, and boutiques.
Miller Art Museum
Founded by local artist Gerhard Miller and his wife Ruth in 1975. The museum features Wisconsin artists from the early 20th century to the present day in drawings, paintings, and photography. The exhibits in the main gallery change every seven weeks. Open year-round.
Lovely old buildings have been transformed into a stylish and diverse shopping area.
You’ll find shopping on both sides of the city’s two canal-spanning bridges: ‘West Side’ shopping is on the south side; while the Third Avenue historic district, Jefferson Street and Egg Harbor Road shopping await you on the north side.
Door County Maritime Museum
The county’s rich maritime roots 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.
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.
Steel Bridge Song Fest
Celebrating the Michigan Street Bridge. Hundreds of songwriters and musicians from around the world have performed here — including Jackson Browne.