Each June, the Door County Lighthouse Festival brings folks into lighthouses that are normally closed to the public. It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the past and present of Wisconsin lighthouses, which have been and continue to be so important to mariners on Lake Michigan.
The Door County Annual Lighthouse Festival runs June 8-10, 2012. 11 tours are offered during the weekend:
- Trolley Lighthouse Tour: a six hour trolley tour to 5 Door County Lighthouses.
- Evening Ghost Tour: a haunting experience.
- Baileys Harbor Lighthouse & Shipwreck: a 2-hour narrated cruise.
- Island Clipper Cruise: a 6-hour voyage through Death’s Door Strait.
- Naturalist-Narrated Tour: a 6.5-hour fascinating look at lighthouses and nature.
- Keeper’s Kin Tour: a cruise featuring desserts and tales from relatives of lighthouse keepers.
- Chambers Island Tour: cruise to Chambers Island and climb to the top of the lighthouse.
- Death’s Door Tour: learn about the most history-rich straits on the Great Lakes.
- Plum Island Tour: a rare chance to tour Plum Island.
- Sturgeon Bay Area Lighthouse Lunch: lunch aboard the Harbor Lady while enjoying views of the Sherwood Point Lighthouse and Bay Shipyard.
- Sturgeon Bay Area Fireboat Cruise: 90-minute cruise aboard the retired City of Chicago fireboat Fred A. Busse.
Spend the weekend of June 8-10 on the Door Peninsula and learn about the beacons of light that have guided so many Lake Michigan mariners.
We invite you to visit our Algoma Wisconsin winery, just south of the Door Peninsula, on your way up. Toast Wisconsin lighthouses with glasses of von Stiehl Wisconsin wine; Lakeshore Mist would be an appropriate choice.
Find more information at Door County Lighthouse Festival.
Learn more about von Stiehl at Wisconsin Winery.