ART & NATURE CENTER
Located in an old schoolhouse. The Art Gallery features the work of local artists. The Nature Center is family-friendly with hands-on exhibits. A Naturalist leads hikes and classes. Open June to October.
920-847-2025 | 920-847-2657
JACKSON HARBOR MARITIME MUSEUM
A former fishing village continues to expand into refurbished buildings with artifacts from the commercial fishing past, photographs and videos on local maritime history. Coast Guard, Ferryline and area shipwreck displays are also featured. Open daily, 10 am-4pm, Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day.
This museum is located on the south shore of Little Lake, in a vertical log building. See an outstanding collection of natural and historical artifacts of the region. Also, a small log cabin, once owned by Jens Jacobsen after 1930, has been restored with authentic furniture and a mannequin of Jens which adds realism to the cabin. Museum open 10am-4pm daily, Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day.
HISTORIC ISLAND DAIRY
Built in 1916, the Historic Island Dairy was the heart of the Island’s dairy industry for over 50 years. The entry lobby features a history exhibit, a timeline of key events in the Island’s past and a 45-minute narrated video of historic Island photographs. The first floor contains an art gallery featuring Island artists. The Dairy is surrounded by fields planted with 5,000 lavender plants, transforming it into one of the largest lavender farms in Wisconsin. The Island Lavender Market opened in the Dairy in May 2014. The Historic Island Dairy is open from 10am to 4pm, Memorial Day to Labor Day.
920-737-1531 | www.historicislanddairy.com | www.islandlavender.com
SIEVERS SCHOOL OF FIBER ARTS
Sievers School of Fiber Arts on Jackson Harbor Road has received national recognition for the week-long and weekend classes it offers for adults, May through October. Dormitory facilities are also available for students. The staff consists of professional teachers/fiber artists, offering a large variety of classes to an annual student enrollment of 500-plus. Original fiber art works are sold along with quality knitting and weaving yarns, fiber art books and supplies.
TRUEBLOOD PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Main Road – Year round home for the performing arts, business conferences, lectures and cinema, TPAC is a state-of-the-art facility. A 501(c)(3) charitable group, TPAC is supported by memberships, program partnerships, ticket sales and generous donations from patrons like you. Contact us for program schedule, membership, rental or volunteer inquiries.
920-847-3355 | www.truebloodpac.com
WASHINGTON ISLAND FARM MUSEUM
Jackson Harbor Rd – Open Daily Mid May to Columbus Day. Volunteers lovingly restored 9 buildings including exterior and interior displays; new timber frame barn. Farm and field machinery, tools and blacksmith shop. Authentically furnished log cabin shows home life. Farmer’s Market Thurs. 12 – 5 pm in summer; Family Craft Days on Wed 10 am-12 in July. Picnic areas; donations appreciated.
MOUNTAIN PARK & LOOKOUT TOWER
Climb 186 steps to the top of the Island and enjoy majestic views of the land and water! Great photo opportunities year-round. Picnic tables available for your enjoyment at street level.
Driving the quiet country roads of Washington Island…slowly, observing…is a must. This is a place that takes you back to how people everywhere once lived…calmly, with open eyes and a wave to their neighbors.