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

Aug. 21, 2019, 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Wedding Belles

Aug. 22, 2019, 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Wedding Belles

Aug. 23, 2019, 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Food Truck Festival - Friday Night Flick

Aug. 23, 2019, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Print & a Pint with Tori Tasch


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Aug 19 - 5:47 pm
Between the lighthouse, harbor, and bluffs there are many photo-op opportunities! Show us your favorite picture from Port from this year in a comment below! The photo with the most likes will be featured on our Instagram page!

Aug 16 - 2:18 pm
Port Washington Weekend Line-Up: 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. - Newport Shores has live music featuring Jerry Ott AKA DJ Ottropolis from 8:00pm - 11:00pm. SATURDAY - The Farmers Market will be taking place on Main street from 8:00am - 12:30pm - The Port Exploreum is open from 10:00am - 5:00pm. - The 1860 Light Station Museum- Port Washington, WI is open from 11:00pm - 4:00pm. - The Upper Lake Park Beer Garden, Port Washington, Wi will be taking place from 11:00am - 8:00pm and featuring live music by The Verdict. - The Judge Eghart House is open for tours from 1:00pm - 4:00pm. - Live music at New Port Shores featuring the Windy Hope Trio from 7:00pm - 11:00pm. 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. - Beanies Mexican Restaurant has live music on their patio featuring Bella Musik from 5:30pm - 7:30pm.

Aug 16 - 1:07 pm
There are so many reasons to love Port Washington, what's yours?

Aug 14 - 5:35 pm
Looking for something fun to do? Check out our "events" section for information on events taking place in Port Washington!

Aug 13 - 5:46 pm
It's hard to believe but its the middle of August! Don't let the rest of the summer pass you by, plan your trip to Port Washington today!

Aug 12 - 5:06 pm
Here is a photo by Joseph Eichers from the Clipper Cup!

Aug 10 - 1:00 pm
Don't miss out on all that's going on today in Port Washington! - The Farmers Market will be taking place on Main street from 8:00am - 12:30pm - Inventors Brewpub is having Inventors SkillZ from 9:00am - 11:00am. - The Port Exploreum is open from 10:00am - 5:00pm. - The 1860 Light Station Museum- Port Washington, WI is open from 11:00pm - 4:00pm. - The Beer Garden will be taking place in Upper Lake Park from 11:00am - 8:00pm. - The Judge Eghart House is open for tours from 1:00pm - 4:00pm. - Live music at New Port Shores featuring Shad Lads from 7:00pm - 11:00pm.

Aug 9 - 7:09 pm
Port Washington Weekend Line - Up: 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. SATURDAY - The Farmers Market will be taking place on Main street from 8:00am - 12:30pm - Inventors Brewpub is having Inventors SkillZ from 9:00am - 11:00am. - The Port Exploreum is open from 10:00am - 5:00pm. - The 1860 Light Station Museum- Port Washington, WI is open from 11:00pm - 4:00pm. - The Beer Garden will be taking place in Upper Lake Park from 11:00am - 8:00pm. - The Judge Eghart House is open for tours from 1:00pm - 4:00pm. - Live music at New Port Shores featuring Shad Lads from 7:00pm - 11:00pm. SUNDAY - The Port Exploreum is open from 10:00am - 5:00pm. - Sherper's is having a Demo Day located at South Beach from 10:00am - 4:00pm. - The 1860 Light Station Museum- Port Washington, WI is open from 12:00pm - 4:00pm. - Beanies Mexican Restaurant has live music on their patio featuring Gritty Git Down from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. - Live music at New Port Shores featuring Recital Mike & Rachel Hecker from 2:00pm - 5:00pm.

Aug 9 - 4:32 pm
We're representing Port Washington at the State Fair, stop by the Travel Wisconsin booth and say hi!

Aug 8 - 2:15 pm
What is your favorite local restaurant or shop located in Port Washington? Tell us in a comment below!
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Events

Aug. 21, 2019, 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Wedding Belles

Aug. 22, 2019, 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Wedding Belles

Aug. 23, 2019, 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Food Truck Festival - Friday Night Flick

Aug. 23, 2019, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Print & a Pint with Tori Tasch


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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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