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Port Washington, with its touch of New England charm, is nestled on the Wisconsin shore of Lake Michigan, just north of Milwaukee. Whether this is your first visit, or you are returning to a favorite harbor town, we invite you to take some time to see all we have to offer.

One of the first things you'll see, coming down the hill to the lake, is the art deco lighthouse. Whether you are boating, fishing, walking on the beach or in any of the lakeside parks, this iconic symbol of the community keeps watch at the end of a half-mile long pier.

Our downtown is lakeside, and offers unique local shopping and dining destinations - all housed in historic storefronts. Explore the history, and our stories, by following a self-guided walking tour, as well as visiting our museums. The 1860 Light Station Museum shares the stories of a lighthouse keeper in the 19th century. The Port Exploreum uses 21st century technology to engage you in local and maritime history, as well as the ecology of Lake Michigan.

The outdoor recreational opportunities are exceptional. The fishing is unsurpassed. Boaters love our certified Clean Marina. Bike, bird, run, or hike on our trails. Paddlesport enthusiasts, even surfers, love launching from our South Beach.

Plan your Lake Michigan vacation with our visitor's resource guide for hotels, bed and breakfasts, shopping, events, farmers markets, lakefront festivals, and more. Once you are here, make sure to stop by the historic Pebble House Visitor Center for more information. And don't forget your camera!

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Yes, that brisk air is a sign of fall. And we have great options for you to enjoy fall here in Port Washington! Our Saturday farmers market continues, along with our lakeside beer garden. The Interurban Trail is beautiful in fall, so grab your bike and head out. Take along your binoculars - the Interurban is a designated birding trail too!

How cool is this? A sail on the Denis Sullivan, along with some live music, to coincide with the Paramount Music Festival. (with a discount - see below!) Then after your sail, head into the festival for even more tunes!

Please be advised! Beach Hazard Warning due to strong easterly winds today. For the safety of you and your loved ones, please also stay off of the North and South Breakwaters.

Well, we wanted to give an overview of everything going on this weekend (which is a LOT), and saw that Sir James Pub gave us a pretty good start! Paramount Music Festival, tall ship Denis Sullivan, Progressive Brunch, and also: Farmers Market, Beer Garden, Yacht Club Regatta, more music! Check it all out here: http://visitportwashington.com/events/

A great chance to learn about Port's maritime history. Open for tours Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

This is a very cool story about a shipwreck off the coast of Port Washington. It is stories like these that show the importance of preserving these wrecks. They help us learn more about our history.

Nice story on the Port Exploreum by Fox 6 news out of Milwaukee. Check it out, and then come and see it in person! http://fox6now.com/2017/08/08/rich-historical-past-the-port-exploreum-is-the-newest-jewel-of-the-port-washington-historical-society/?utm_source=Port +Exploreum+email+newsletter+list&utm_campaign=613952630b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_08_09&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5fabe7d9c0-613952630b-32302097

What a perfect thing to do on a summer day, or evening! See below for more info - plus a discount!

What a weekend to come into Port! Our annual Maxwell Street sidewalk sale is on, along with our farmers market. Stroll our historic downtown, pick up some tasty locally grown produce, and snag some bargains. Then head to the marina for our Lions Fest. Listen to some great music while feasting on fish and chips and a cold beverage. Sunday, explore some of our history by visiting the 1860 Light Station Museum, the Port Exploreum, and the Eghart House. www.visitportwashington.com for more details.

Two days away from the World's Largest One Day Outdoor Fish Fry, friends!
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We invite you to visit Port Washington, and see for yourself all we have to offer.

Whether you are visiting, considering relocating, or are scouting out a potential business opportunity, we think you will find the community here supportive and welcoming - truly your home Port.

Whatever brings you to Port Washington, we know you will love our people, our amenities, our quality of life.


Click here to get your Port Washington Visitor's Guide!
Click to view Interactive Visitor's Guide



We invite you to visit Port Washington, and see for yourself all we have to offer.

Whether you are visiting, considering relocating, or are scouting out a potential business opportunity, we think you will find the community here supportive and welcoming - truly your home Port.

Whatever brings you to Port Washington, we know you will love our people, our amenities, our quality of life.


Click here to get your Port Washington Visitor's Guide!
Click to view Interactive Visitor's Guide

We invite you to visit Port Washington, and see for yourself all we have to offer. Whether you are visiting, considering relocating, or are scouting out a potential business opportunity, we think you will find the community here supportive and welcoming - truly your home Port. Whatever brings you to Port Washington, we know you will love our people, our amenities, our quality of life.

Click here to get your Port Washington Visitor's Guide!
Click to view Interactive Visitor's Guide

We invite you to visit Port Washington, and see for yourself all we have to offer. Whether you are visiting, considering relocating, or are scouting out a potential business opportunity, we think you will find the community here supportive and welcoming - truly your home Port. Whatever brings you to Port Washington, we know you will love our people, our amenities, our quality of life.

Click here to get your Port Washington Visitor's Guide!
Click to view Interactive Visitor's Guide
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