Kewaunee County is rich with history.

Did you know that the "Father of Wisconsin 4-H" was born in Kewaunee County?


Dana Farm: This is the home where Ransom Asa Moore, the man called the "Father of Wisconsin 4-H," was born in 1861 in Kewaunee County.  In order to preserve history, the home was moved from its original property to Winter Park at N3787 Ransom Moore Lane, Kewaunee.  A plaque placed on a large boulder at this property details some of his greatest achievements in Kewaunee County.

Tug Ludington: Made for World War II, the Tug Ludington was built at Jacobson Shipyard in Oyster Bay, New York.  In February 1943, the tug participated in the D-Day invasion of Normandy, towing ammunition barges across the English Channel.  In 1947, The Corps of Engineers transferred the tug to Kewaunee.  It's docked in Harbor Park. 

The Tug is open for tours, visit the City of Kewaunee Marina, 123 N.  Main Street, Kewaunee, for more information if no one is on site at the Tug.

Kewaunee Fire Museum: The museum houses four of the first five pieces of equipment that the Kewaunee Fire Department started with in 1900. It is located at the corner of Milwaukee Street and Miller Street in downtown Kewaunee next to the World's Tallest Grandfather Clock.

Kewaunee County Jail Museum: Built in 1876, this building housed the jail and sheriff's quarters until 1969 when the new jail opened.  In 1970, Kewaunee County Historical Society took over the building and turned it into a museum.  The museum currently houses displays including law enforcement memorabilia, antique farm equipment, furniture, medical equipment, religious artifacts and more. It is located at 613 Dodge Street, Kewaunee and is open Thursday-Sunday from Memorial Day - Labor Day from NOON-4PM.  Tours can also be arranged by appointment, call (920) 388-0369 or email: kchistory219@yahoo.com.

World's Tallest Grandfather Clock: The World's Tallest Grandfather Clock was built in 1976 by Svoboda Industries in Kewaunee as a bicentennial project.  The 35-foot 10-inch clock is located at the Ahnapee State Trail head in Kewaunee on the corner of Milwaukee Street and Miller Street.  It is completely functional, with working chimes that can be heard on the quarter, half and full hours.

Kewaunee County Historical Society History Center: The KCHS History Center is home to millions of records, over 20,000 photographs, hundreds of artifacts and dozens of displays.  It is located at 217 Ellis Street, Kewaunee.  It is open Thursday - Saturday.

Marquette Historic District: The Marquette Historic District is located on HWY 42/Milwaukee Street and Dodge Street in Kewaunee.  It is a distinctive neighborhood of nearly 50 homes representing Queen Anne, Italianate, Craftsman, Prairie and other architecture that was popular from the 1880s through the 1930s.  Visitors can walk or drive this self-guided tour.  Historic homes are recognized with plaques, but please respect the privacy of homeowners.  For more information on the homes, please feel free to reach out to the Kewaunee County Historical Society History Center at (920) 388-0369 or email kchistory219@yahoo.com.

Downtown Building Murals: We invite you to take a walking tour in downtown Algoma, including historic Steele Street.  While out exploring, you'll find many building murals that each tell their own story about the city.

Volunteers at the Algoma Area Chamber Visitor Center, 1226 Lake Street, Algoma, will be able to point you in the right direction.