Pirate Day Returns to DCMM

Pirates will soon retreat from the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay but before they do, a rousing event is planned for Nov. 29 when Pirate Day returns to the museum.

The day is being sponsored by Ministry Door County Medical Center with a host of activities centered on the popular “Pirates: Ship to Shore” exhibit in the Horton Gallery. The exhibit will end its three-year run at the end of the year.

The event will run from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm and is being held in conjunction with the museum’s Merry-Time Festival of Trees. Every day is “kid’s day” during the festival, as children accompanied by an adult will receive free admission to museum with any Cana Island restoration donation. Adult admission is $8 and includes a $5 Merry-Time Festival of Trees raffle ticket. Museum members are also free.

A variety of children’s activities are planned for Pirate Day and include the pirate bean bag toss, parrot & pirate crafts, and pirate cookie decorating. Kids will also have the opportunity to grow a pirate mustache, wear pirate tattoos, and sign a pirate contract.

Pirates in the Harbour will have its colorful pirate ship on the grounds. They will also host the Jolly Roger Café where homemade chili, apple cider and other beverages will be for sale. For more information, call 920.743.5958 or visit