Door County's
Unique stories

Door County has a rich history surrounding the water and land that make up the peninsula and islands. It’s also steeped in the stories of the first people to arrive here, including Native Americans and European settlers who fell in love with the beauty and natural bounty of the county. They settled here, named the communities, and through they didn’t know it at the time, started much of the unique culture that visitors appreciate so much today.


Fascinating past. Vibrant future.

Learn more about Door County's past with an itinerary packed with historic sites, guided and group tours of museums, heritage sites and historic homes, churches, lighthouses and schoolhouses.

Visit our Experience page for more.

Go searching for history

Make your way through Door County, one lighthouse and museum at a time.

  • Fish Boils
  • Historic Stavkirke Church
  • Lighthouses

Locations suggested by Door County locals.


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