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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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Exciting news about the improvements to the breakwall - i.e. the pier going out to the lighthouse. Starting this week, it will be closed to public access until June. It then reopens with improved accessibility, and many new features. Check out the plans! http://visitportwashington.com/media/news/?i=4df8290ebf99

Another well-deserved award for the Port Washington area. The Port Exploreum has been named a Top Rated Museum by Trip Advisor! "Single best small museum I have visited." Congratulations!

A last minute Valentine's Day gift that is a win-win for everyone! You will be judged of good taste, and also as a good community supporter, the recipient will enjoy the awesome chocolate, and the city moves just that much closer to funding lighthouse preservation! http://chocolatechisel.com/

People love the Ozaukee Interurban Trail, and it goes right through Port Washington. In fact, we are centrally located on the trail, so make Port your home base when you come to ride the trail, and then see all the other things we have to offer!

We wanted to share with you how Port is working to enhance the walkability of this great lakeside city.

Hey Port Washington photographers - and I know we have some extremely talented people out there on the other side of the lens. This is for you!

Shipwreck's story is one of local heroism. More on the new exhibit at the Port Exploreum. http://www.ozaukeepress.com/home/49-feature-1/8546-shipwrecks-story-one-of-local-heroism

What better thing to do on a dreary winter day, than to check out the new exhibit at the Port Exploreum. Learn about the history of the S.S. Atlanta, which went down just north of Port Washington. One of the many stories Lake Michigan holds.

Updates on the National Marine Sanctuary designation. Public comments are being accepted - follow the link in the article. We're getting closer......

We grow our fishermen pretty hardy here in Port Washington. 0 degrees, -10 windchill. Steam rising from the harbor. (See him? On the far right end of the rocks.) I hope he did not go home empty-handed, after showing that level of determination!
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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 Visitors 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 Visitors 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 Visitors 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 Visitors Guide!
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