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About Washington Island:

The Washington Island Ferry will take you across "Death's Door", named for its ability to swallow ships in the 1800s, and safely to Washington Island. The Island, founded in 1865 by Scandinavian settlers, was discovered to have American Indians inhabiting the island. Death's Door shipwrecks are easy to locate around the island and provide many diving and snorkeling opportunities. Washington Island is located six miles off of the tip of the Door County Peninsula. It is a favorite Midwest destination for tourists year-round.  



Listed below are some of the major places to visit while on the island:

School House Beach

Rock Island State Park - Karfi (passenger ferry) takes you from Jackson Harbor

The Jackson Harbor Ridges

The Red Barn Park

Sand Dunes Beach 

Jackson Harbor Maritime Museum

W.I. Farm Museum

The Jacobsen Museum/Little Lake

Mountain Park Lookout Tower

Art and Nature Center

Fragrant Isle Lavender Farm

Restaurants/Coffee Shops/Bars/Breakfast:​ 

Listed Below are some of the local restaurants:


Coffee Shops: 


The Red Cup

Wisco Coffee & Gelato



The Granary

The Middle Bar II


Nelson's Hall

Deer Run Golf Course



Wisco Coffee & Gelato



Island Pizza                                  

The Sailor's Pub                      

Ship's Wheel            

The Albatross   

K K Fiske                                                   

The Cellar

Nelson's Hall

Fiddler's Green 

The Washington Hotel

The Middle Bar II

Fragrant Isle Lavender Farm

Jackson Harbor Soup


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