WHAT’S UP WITH A FISH BOIL?

Did you know that fishermen have always been an integral part of the history of Door County?  Since the first settlers arrived in Door County, fishing was key to their survival.  Many of the villages sprouted from fishing docks and … Read more

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WHAT TO SEE DURING YOUR VISIT TO NORTHERN DOOR COUNTY

CORNER OF THE PAST AND OLD ANDERSON HOUSE MUSEUM – The farmhouse formerly owned by Alex and Emma Anderson is run by the Sister Bay Historical Society.  You go back in time looking at the families artifacts that date back … Read more

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GETTING AROUND DOOR COUNTY

If you are arriving by car, it’s always good to know how our roads are laid out.  Hwy 42 runs along the west side of the county on the bay side of Green Bay.  Hwy 57 runs along Lake Michigan … Read more

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THE LEGEND OF “DEATH’S DOOR”

How did Door County get it’s name?  The area was mainly inhabited by the Potawatomi Indians.  Stories have it that a group of Winnebago Indians traveled to the tip of the peninsula and found it occupied by the Potawatomi, who … Read more

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THE FOUNDING OF THE VILLAGES OF DOOR COUNTY

Most of our villages today were established between 1848 and 1868.  BAILEYS HARBOR ON LAKE MICHIGAN – Captain Justice Bailey first visited it in 1848 when he encountered a violent storm on Lake Michigan on a trip from Racine, WI … Read more

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