History tends to repeat itself, which means there’s a good chance you’ll get run over by another war elephant. Learn from the past with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $30 for a one-year Mate membership, valid for two adults (a $60 value)
- $35 for a one-year Crew membership, valid for two adults and any children and students aged 5–18 living in the household (a $70 value)<p>
Memberships are valid for entry to the Sturgeon Bay Museum, the Cana Island Lighthouse, and the Gills Rock Museum, but they must be activated at the Sturgeon Bay location.<p>
All memberships include: * Free admission to all Door County Maritime Museum facilities * Subscription to the Mari-Times newsletter * 15% discount at the museum stores * Invitations to members-only events and openings<p>
Door County Maritime Museum
Founded in 1969 by a group of commercial fishermen, Door County Maritime Museum’s three locations illuminate the history of area waterways and the seafarers who've traveled them. The 20,000-square-foot Sturgeon Bay location, open 365 days a year, focuses on the evolution of shipbuilding. Its galleries house model ships ideal for transporting hand soap across sinks, along with displays on lighthouses and shipwrecks.
For an interactive adventure, patrons can board a fully restored Chicago fire tug from the 1960s for a two-hour in-water cruise, narrated by a trained docent. The Gills Rock location focuses on the shipwrecks that have peppered the Door Peninsula region, with supplementary exhibits on Great Lakes pirate Dan Seavey and maritime life-saving techniques, such as never boarding a ship named Titanic. Alternatively, patrons can climb 97 spiral-staircase steps to the summit of the Cana Island Lighthouse, which, along with the keeper’s house, has been preserved since 1869. In addition to educational displays, the museum also hosts various events to unite the maritime-enthusiast community. :m]]