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Door County Historical Museum

18 N 4th Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-2423
+1 920-743-5809
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Gem

This little museum is a real surprise gem. As you walk in there is a diorama with "live birds... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
61aah
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Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
An amazing little museum worth your time.

This place is packed with everything from a fire house (with a truck you can sit on), to an old... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2018
bhavin p
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18 N 4th Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-2423
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+1 920-743-5809
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"fish boil"
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"on display"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little museum is a real surprise gem. As you walk in there is a diorama with "live birds" (taxonomy) in their natural setting done by a world famous taxonomist. So many exhibits of old time Sturgeon Bay. Keeps the interest of children and adults.

Thank 61aah
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

This place is packed with everything from a fire house (with a truck you can sit on), to an old telephone operators station. There is something here for everyone. Kids will find the complete firehouse and jail exhibits interesting and fun, with a bell you...More

1  Thank bhavin p
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Nearly passed it by last spring, but saw an add and went. HUGE FUN - great little museum - the building is beautiful - and the diorama is beautiful and educational.

Thank architect1961
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Surprisingly interesting. I don't usually enjoy museums but this one kept my intrest every where I looked.

Thank donnagustin2
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is one of best free museums you'll every see. It has lots of character and artifacts. Kids will love it. Best of all is that it's FREE!

Thank Nancy T
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Interesting place with so much to see. The taxidermy is amazing with so many types of birds,animals and even a salamander. That is just the beginning with a lot of items and photos going back to the earliest settlements in the peninsula. All the items...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

So much to see, nicely presented and very informatively labeled - everything from local industry info and artifacts to everyday life both child and adult as well as the fire engines. We didn't think we'd spend more than 15 - 30 mins, but spent over...More

Thank lost_in_SI
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Spent much more time here then expected. Videos of Door County history and cherry industry are quite good, Free admission. Fun historic fire engines. Old town display also quite good.

Thank GaTraveler7011
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Very enjoyable. Small four rooms of interesting collections. Historic fire trucks too! Can't beat FREE! Can easily spend an hour or more. The 15 historic videos are nice too.

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

This Museum is great for Adults as well as kids. Took my Grand daughter there and she showed so much interest. I would go again and again.

Thank tpolson1
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snudderhunce
1 March 2018|
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Response from donnagustin2 | Reviewed this property |
I think it is open May 1 through Oct 31. What I remember is old railroad, fire department, news paper clippings, stuffed wild life, jail. I've been twice and enjoyed it both times. Maybe you could google more info.
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