Things to do in Sturgeon Bay
The Third Avenue Playhouse is located in the heart of the historic district in Sturgeon Bay, a designated Main Street community with plentiful shopping choices, along with a variety of galleries, restaurants, and pubs. We also invite you to explore some of the unique attractions that make Sturgeon Bay a very special part of Door County.
DOOR COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
18 North Fourth Avenue
Visit the “Best Small Museum in the Midwest” as named by the Chicago Tribune. Educational displays portray Door County’s unique history including early settlers, orchards, industries, and more including a rare, beautifully restored 1920 Oldsmobile fire truck. Open daily May 1 – October 31. Free Admission.
DOOR COUNTY MARITIME MUSEUM
150 North Madison Avenue
Explore tales of bold ship captains, brave seamen, stalwart lighthouse keepers, innovative shipbuilders and much, much more. This fascinating museum includes four diverse galleries. The Maritime Museum is your passage to explore Door County’s amazing maritime heritage. Open year-round, seven days a week.
THE TAMBOURINE LOUNGE
50 North Second Avenue
a non-alcoholic “mocktail” bar with a classic lounge atmosphere. Best defined as a “social club,” it’s where members meet, hang out, brainstorm, play music, discuss plans for world domination, etc. Located directly inside the 2nd Ave. main entrance, it provides comfortable seating, a record player, CD jukebox, and a stage with a sound system for spontaneous happenings and special events.
4285 Hwy 57
The Farm, located 4 miles north of Sturgeon on Highway 57, is a living museum of rural America. Bottle-fed goat kids, lambs and piglets. Milk a nanny goat and see chicks hatch right before your eyes. Hike on the beautiful nature trails and relax in the lush gardens. Learn from exhibits and explore log pioneer buildings, an experience sure to bring out the kid in everyone. Open 9-5, seven days a week from Memorial Day weekend to mid-October.
HERITAGE VILLAGE AT BIG CREEK
2041 Michigan Street
A collection of nine historically and architecturally significant buildings depicting Door County’s development from 1852 – 1910. Interpreters offer guided tours of the village’s buildings. Visit the website for a complete calendar of events. Open daily from mid-June through September.
MILLER ART MUSEUM
107 South Fourth Avenue
Open all year. Beautiful and comfortable setting for an enriching visual experience, the Museum fosters the creative lives of the community with 7 new exhibits each year, and a stunning permanent collection of Wisconsin art. Free Admission.
MARGARET LOCKWOOD GALLERY
7 South 2nd Avenue
Home of Margaret’s ethereal, abstract paintings interpreting the beauty and landscapes of Door County. A many times awarded and featured Master Artist, Margaret’s work has the power to allow a viewer to take their experience of Door County with them into their home or business.
POTAWATOMI STATE PARK
3740 County Road PD
Potawatomi State Park on the shore of Sturgeon Bay has 1,200 acres of gently rolling upland terrain bordered steep slopes and rugged limestone cliffs. Family and group campsites are available. Open year-round. Vehicle admission sticker is required.
POPELKA TRENCHARD GLASS
64 South Second Avenue
A hot glass studio and contemporary art gallery, Popelka Trenchard Glass has fine blown & cast glass art, sculpture, jewelry, gifts & oil paintings. Glass blowing classes and demonstrations are available.
4999 Plum Bottom Rd.
Egg Harbor, WI 54209
Residing on 20 beautiful acres in the heart of Wisconsin’s Door Peninsula, Plum Bottom Gallery offers visitors and residents artist-made, original art for their homes and outdoor spaces.
64 South Second Avenue
Recently selected as one of the top 10 galleries in Wisconsin, we are a unique mix of evocative art in a scenic historic barn setting. Featuring over 70 artists captivate the imagination with painting, metalwork, wood, glass, jewelry, furniture and more. Enjoy the natural landscape, trails and garden- sculpture paths.