June 8 -
Door County Lighthouses
The 25th annual Lighthouse Festival will be held June 8-10, 2018 and offers patrons a unique tour of Door County lighthouses, including Sherwood Point and the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Lighthouses. The Festival includes boat excursions and guided land-based tours spotlighting 11 historic Door County, Wisconsin lighthouses. This much-anticipated festival gives visitors access to lighthouses that aren’t typically open to the public.
Land-based tours include:
DC Trolley Lighthouse Tour - this 6-hour tour spotlights five mainland-accessible lighthouses: Eagle Bluff, Cana Island, Baileys Harbor Range Lights, Sherwood Point and Sturgeon Bay Canal Station lights. Access to Sherwood Point is granted to the Door County Maritime Museum by the US Coast Guard for this weekend.
Ghost Tour - This 90-minute trolley tour features stories of the area’s spirited maritime past and includes stops at the Sherwood Point Lighthouse and Sturgeon Bay Canal Station lights. Access to Sherwood Point is granted to the Door County Maritime Museum by the US Coast Guard for this weekend.
Naturalist-Narrated Tour - This small group tour is 6 ½ hours long and includes stops at Sherwood Point, Sturgeon Bay Canal Station, Cana Island, Eagle Bluff and Baileys Harbor Range Lights with drive-by of a 6th light. Access to Sherwood Point is granted to the Door County Maritime Museum by the US Coast Guard for this weekend.
Boat Excursions include:
Sturgeon Bay Fireboat Cruise - These 90-minute narrated tours on Sturgeon Bay depart from the dock adjacent to the Door County Maritime Museum and cruise to either the Sherwood Point Lighthouse or the Sturgeon Bay Canal Station lights. Cruises are aboard the retired City of Chicago fireboat, Fred A. Busse. For ticket pricing visit the Fireboat Cruise website at www.ridethefireboat.com (no advance sale for this cruise).
Sturgeon Bay Fireboat Sunset Dessert Cruise - Enjoy a picturesque cruise of Sturgeon Bay culminating with a water view of the illuminated Sherwood Point Lighthouse aboard the historic City of Chicago fireboat, Fred A. Busse, for a great photo opportunity. This narrated 90-minute tour also includes a close-up view of Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, one of the largest shipyards on the Great Lakes. Tours include complimentary desserts with other refreshments and snacks available for purchase.
Visit www.dcmm.org for more info and more cruise options. Door County Maritime Museum members may purchase tickets beginning March 19. Tickets available to the public on April 2, 2018. This popular event sells out quickly.