Ephraim Village Museums Announce Fall Museum Hours

The Ephraim Historical Foundation recently announced fall hours for the Ephraim Village Museums. The five historical buildings – the Anderson Store, Pioneer Schoolhouse, Goodletson Cabin, Anderson Barn, and the Historic Iverson House – will be open Friday and Saturday from 11 am – 4 pm through Saturday, October 10. In addition, walking tours of historic Ephraim will continue throughout the fall season, leaving from the Anderson Store at 10:30 am Wednesdays and Fridays through Friday, October 9.

The Ephraim Historical Foundation’s 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 Anderson Barn (1880) was restored in 1990 and now houses a museum that features local families. Also included at the Barn is a hands-on hayloft for children, and a special exhibit on the 100th anniversary of Peninsula State Park. The exhibit features many photographs of the park in addition to maps, artifacts, and more.

The Pioneer Schoolhouse on Moravia Street (1880) was in use until 1948 and offers a glimpse into school life in early Ephraim, and adjacent to the Schoolhouse is the Goodletson Cabin (1853), a tiny log home originally located on Eagle Island and once home to a family of seven.

Also, take time to tour the oldest frame home in Door County – the Historic Iverson House (1854), which was the home of Ephraim’s founder, the Rev. Andreas Iverson, and his family.

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 entrance to all five of the museums as well as a guided walking tour. Additionally, audio walking tours of the village are also available for checkout through the Ephraim Visitor’s Center on Water Street. The price of these tours is the same as the walking tour, and also includes entrance into the museum buildings.

For more information on the Ephraim Historical Foundation or the Ephraim Village Museums, call 920.854.9688 or visit