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
FRAGRANT ISLE LAVENDER FARM & SHOP
One of the Island’s newest attractions is Fragrant Isle Lavender Farm, the largest single-site lavender grower in the Midwest. You can stroll through approximately 20,000 thriving lavender plants in the fields, where 14 different varieties of lavender are grown. Shop the hundreds of Fragrant Isle lavender products in the store, and visit the big red working barn for demos in lavender processing and distillation. fragrantisle.com
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 offering more than 40 classes each year to adults in all levels of weaving, knitting, basketry, quilting and more. Dormitory facilities are available. Professional teachers/fiber artists share their knowledge with the annual student enrollment of 400. Original fiber arts and fine crafts are sold along with yarns for knitting and weaving, fiber art books and supplies. Open daily, 10-5, late-May through October.
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.