Ephraim Museums Open June 13

Visitors will have the chance to immerse themselves in the rich history of Ephraim on Friday, June 13, when the Ephraim Village Museums reopen for the summer season.

The Ephraim Historical Foundation’s five lovingly restored buildings include the Anderson Store, which was operated by the Anderson family until 1958. The building has since been restored and is now open both as a museum and a store – the perfect place to shop for Ephraim mementos! The Anderson Barn houses a museum that features an exhibit of early Ephraim and its families as well as a hands-on children’s exhibit and an interactive touchscreen exhibit about the history of transportation in Door County.

The Pioneer Schoolhouse on Moravia Street was in use until 1948 and offers a special place to learn about school in early Ephraim. In the same location is the Goodletson Cabin, a tiny log home originally located on Eagle Island and once home to a family of seven!

Finally, tour the oldest frame home in Door County, the Historic Iverson House, restored to 1885 status based on the letters of Anna Petterson, the third minister’s wife to live in the house.

The museums are open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am – 4 pm June 13 through August 30. Fall hours are Fridays and Saturdays from 11 am – 4 pm September 5 through October 11.

Historic walking tours are also conducted Tuesday through Fridays during the summer months, leaving from the Anderson Barn at 10:30 am. For those unable to take the morning walking tour, or for those who just want to tour Ephraim at their own pace, new self-guided audio walking tours are available for rental through the Ephraim Visitor’s Center on Water Street in Ephraim.

Admission to the Ephraim Village Museums is $5 for adults, $3 for students aged 6 – 18, and free for children under the age of six. The admission price includes admission to all of the museums as well as a historic Ephraim walking tour. The new-self guided walking tour is also $5 for adults and includes admission into the Ephraim Village Museums.