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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Jul 17 - 4:44 pm
Fish Day is this weekend!!! Make sure to take a look at the photo below so that you don't miss out on any of the fun!

Jul 16 - 5:03 pm
Check out this spectacular photo by Howard Vrankin!

Jul 15 - 4:21 pm
Port Fish Day is this coming weekend! Who will be going???

Jul 13 - 1:40 pm
Check out our website for information on events, local businesses, and ideas for your next trip to Port Washington!

Jul 12 - 6:19 pm
The weekend is finally here, here's what is going on in Port Washington! Friday: - The Port Exploreum is open from 10:00am - 5:00pm. - The 1860 Light Station Museum- Port Washington, WI is open from 12:00pm - 4:00pm. - Live music by Smile at Smith Bros. Coffee House at 8:00pm. Saturday: - The Port Washington Farmers Market will be taking place from 8:00am - 12:30pm on Main Street. - The Port Exploreum is open from 10:00am - 5:00pm. - The Port Washington Beer Garden will be taking place from 11:00 am - 8:00 pm in Port Washington Upper Lake Park. - The 1860 Light Station Museum- Port Washington, WI is open from 11:00pm - 4:00pm. - The Judge Eghart House is open for tours from 1:00pm - 4:00pm. - Jazz: Old & New live at Smith Bros. Coffee House at 8:00pm Sunday: - The Port Exploreum is open from 10:00am - 5:00pm. - The 1860 Light Station Museum- Port Washington, WI is open from 12:00pm - 4:00pm. - Live music by Blue Highway at New Port Shores from 1:00 - 5:00 pm.

Jul 11 - 7:02 pm
Newport Shores Open Mic Night is a great way to enjoy the beautiful weather along with live music!

Jul 10 - 5:22 pm
On a warm day like today the beach is the perfect place to get away from the heat! Head down to Port Washington's North or South beach and stop at one of our local restaurants for a delicious lunch!

Jul 9 - 5:04 pm
Check out this beautiful photo of the sunrise by Howard Vrankin! If you haven't experienced a Port Washington sunrise then you're missing out!

Jul 8 - 4:52 pm
Did you enjoy your weekend in Port Washington? Tell us or show us, with a picture, what you did in the comments below!

Jul 6 - 2:00 pm
Don't miss out on the opening Beer Garden taking place from 11:00am - 9:00pm today at Port Washington Upper Lake Park! There will be live music, great food, and Cold Beer and drinks.
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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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