Cana Island Lighthouse

Sturgeon Bay, WI

Where are we going?

Cana Island Lighthouse
120 N Madison Ave
Sturgeon Bay
WI 54235


What is there to do?

Kids, are you ready to step back in time, and imagine what it was like to be a lighthouse keeper 140 years ago, trudging up the steps every night with your heated lard lamp?

That's exactly what you will experience at Cana Island Lighthouse!

Here, you can explore one of Door County Wisconsin's most popular lighthouses on an entire 8.7 acre island! The lighthouse is 89 ft tall, and is near the original home of the lighthouse keeps and the family.

Now, you can head up the spiral staircase for an amazing birds-eye view of the area! Are you ready to take on the 97 steps?  Kids over 5 will love the challenge, because the view from the top is certainly worth it!

There is often water across the area, but if you don't want to get your feet wet, you can enjoy a fun wagon ride to the lighthouse - even than is a fun enough reason to visit!

So grab those lanterns and sense of adventure, kids, it's time to visit Cana Island Lighthouse!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $12

Children: $9 (ages 5-17)

Free Under: 4 years


Need a little extra help?

The actual lighthouse isn't good for those who can't tackle steps, pregnant women, or those with a fear of heights.


When can we go?

10am - 5pm, 7 days a week.

May to October


Any top tips?

There is occasionally wind and weather that floods the causeway, so come with boots or footwear that is waterproof to protect your feet - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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