Introduction to Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Sturgeon Bay History
Sturgeon Bay got its name from the strait between Washington Island and the Door Peninsula. In the 1700s and 1800s, many mariners, pioneers, farmers and fishermen immigrated into the community. Lumbering and tourism became extremely important for the town’s economy.
Sturgeon Bay and nearby Attractions
- Potawatomi State Park
- Ashwaubenon Historical Society Museum
- Heritage Hill State Park
- Hazelwood Historic House Museum
- Whitefish Dunes State Park
- Neville Public Museum of Brown County
Things To Do In Sturgeon Bay
Local golf courses include the Alaskan Golf Club, the Oconto Golf Club and Idlewild Golf. The Potawatomi Trail, the William S Fairfield Public Gallery and the Whitefish Dunes State Park are accessible from Sturgeon Bay as well. Local museums include the Ashwaubenon Historical Society Museum, the Hazelwood Historic House Museum, the National Railroad Museum and the White Pillars Museum. The Bay View Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church and the Gospel Tabernacle Assembly of God Church are the local houses of worship. The community hosts the Norsk Fest every August, the Harvest Fest every September and the Door County Fair every August.
Sturgeon Bay Transportation
Austin Straubel International is nearby.