Port Washington Tourism
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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Events

Mar. 23, 2019, 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Death of a Doornail

Mar. 23, 2019, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Death of a Doornail

Mar. 30, 2019, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Chicken Comedy with Mike Toomey

Apr. 12, 2019, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sex Please We're Sixty


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Mar 23 - 1:00 pm
The weather is finally warming up, that means you can get out of the house and down to the lake! Enjoy a beautiful walk alongside Lake Michigan in Port Washington.

Mar 19 - 2:28 pm
The Port Exploreum is open with a new fabulous exhibit, "Murmurs from the Deep"! This is an exciting exhibit presenting 7 of our Lake Michigan Shipwrecks. The exhibit is complete with additional technology, sights and sounds of the Murmurs! We are also presenting the life of Captain Roger Ehrdmann, a Coast Guard Hero born and raised in Port Washington. You will not want to miss this one!!!!

Mar 15 - 12:37 pm
We have some great events taking place in Port Washington this St. Patrick's weekend that you don't want to miss! Friday: - Bernie's Fine Meats has their delicious Rubens available from 10:00am - 6:00pm (you can call your orders in ahead of time). - Java Dock Cafe is hosting a sampling by Muse Brews Kombucha from 8:00am -11:00am. - Sir James Pub has Karaoke starting at 9:00 pm. - R & R Bar & Grill will be serving Rubens starting at 12:00. Saturday: - Bernie's Fine Meats has their delicious Rubens from 10:00am - 4:00pm (you can call your orders in ahead of time). - The Port Washington Winter Market will be taking place at Inventors Brewpub from 9:00am - 1:00pm. - Lakeside Music and Naturals will be having a rummage sale, bake sale, and open house from 11:00am - 2:00pm. - Sir James Pub will be open at noon with a special edition Bloody Mary Garnish Bar until 4:00pm. From 4:00pm on they will have free food until it's gone along with drink specials. - R & R Bar & Grill will be serving Rubens starting at 12:00. Sunday: - Smith Bros. Coffee House has Green Sails preforming from 2:00pm - 4:00pm. - Sir James Pub has their Bloody Mary Garnish Bar until 5:00pm along with Irish drink specials. *If you know of any other Port Washington events going on let us know in a comment below.

Mar 10 - 2:48 pm
What Port Washington event are you most looking forward to this summer?

Mar 5 - 1:56 pm
Who loves the Port Washington harbor? Don't forget, it's never too early to start planning your next trip to Port Washington! This beautiful photo comes once again from Howard Vrankin!

Mar 2 - 3:00 pm
This beautiful photo comes from Howard Vrankin!

Feb 26 - 2:45 pm
What is your favorite summer activity to do in Port Washington? Tell us in a comment below!

Feb 19 - 11:41 pm
Port Washington is a great vacation spot in winter as well as summer!

Feb 19 - 8:09 pm
This exhibit will tell the fascinating stories of some of the shipwrecks off of the coast of Port Washington. Make your plans to visit the Port Exploreum - it looks awesome!

Feb 19 - 6:31 pm
Did you know you can see the beautiful Port Washington harbor whenever you would like? Follow the link below whenever your missing Port Washington for a live view of the harbor!
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Events

Mar. 23, 2019, 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Death of a Doornail

Mar. 23, 2019, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Death of a Doornail

Mar. 30, 2019, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Chicken Comedy with Mike Toomey

Apr. 12, 2019, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sex Please We're Sixty


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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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