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 to 1875.  There is also a collection of historic farm buildings, including a 100 year old barn, sawmill and log cabins.

DOOR COUNTY MARITIME MUSEUM, GILLS ROCK – The focus of this northern branch of the Door County Maritime Museum is on shipwrecks, fishing and navigation.  You will learn about lifesaving equipment used in ship rescues and board a 1930 fishing tug plus more.

ISLAND CLIPPER –  The Island Clipper is a 65 foot boat that takes visitors to Washington Island from Gills Rock, it’s about a 20 minute ride with a voyage through Death’s Door and past two of Door County’s most famous Light Houses.

BAILEYS HARBOR LIGHT RANGE – Starting in 1869 sailors lined up the upper and lower lights on this facility to safely enter Baileys Harbor.  The lights were taken off service in 1969.  Today, The Ridges Sanctuary staff, members and volunteers have become the new keepers of the lights.  The grounds are open to the public.

 

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