Port Washington Historical Society


Visit Our Museums


Port Exploreum

The Port Exploreum is the newest jewel of the Port Washington Historical Society. Thanks to a generous initial gift by an anonymous donor, the vision of a sustainable, world class museum experience that explores and orients families and visitors to Port Washington's rich historical and maritime past and connects them to the future of the area. The Port Exploreum creates opportunities for inspirational discovery and joyful learning through hands-on exploration.

Exhibits at the Port Exploreum

Murmurs from the Deep

Murmurs from the Deep

Port Washington Shipwreck Stories Sponsored By Port Washington State Bank More...
Lake Michigan Table

Lake Michigan Table

Located on the 1st floor of the Port Exploreum, the Lake Michigan Table instantly catches visitors eyes as various aspects of today's weather are displayed. More...

About the Port Exploreum

May - October
Thursday - Monday - 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday

November - April
Friday - Monday - 11:00AM - 4:00PM
Closed Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

The Port Exploreum will be closing at 3pm on Saturday February 1st

Adults - $5
Children 5 – 17 - $2
Children Under 4 - Free

Joint admission to the Port Exploreum and the 1860 Light Station:
Adult - $8.00
Child (5 - 17) - $3.00
Children Under 4 - Free

Military Discounts
All Port Washington Historical Society Members receive free admission.
Mailing Address:
  • Port Washington Historical Society
  • P.O. Box 491
  • Port Washington, WI 53074
Phone: 262-284-2406