Historic Washington House, home of the ice cream sundae

Built as an immigrant hotel and saloon in the 1850s, the Historic Washington House lays claim to inventing the ice cream sundae.  There are seven rooms and an old ballroom to explore, all filled with items of historic interest.   You’ll find the Washington House one block east of Highway 42 along Jefferson Street; the…

Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum

The Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum is the only museum dedicated to the preservation, study, production and printing of wood type. With 1.5 million pieces of wood type and more than 1,000 styles and sizes of patterns, Hamilton’s collection is one of the premier wood type collections in the world. The Museum is also…

Historic Washington House Museum

Built as an immigrant hotel and saloon in the 1850s, the Historic Washington House lays claim to inventing the ice cream sundae. Around 1881, they dished up ice cream and chocolate sauce, but only in sodas. One customer started asking for a dish of ice cream topped with the sauce and they began selling it…

Historic Rogers Street Fishing Village Lighthouse

Historic Rogers Street Fishing Village

Anchoring Two Rivers’ historic district, Historic Rogers Street Fishing Village showcases the long and colorful history of Two Rivers’ commercial fishing industry – the longest such history of any city on the Great Lakes. Calling commercial fishing “America’s most dangerous profession,” this complex offers an incredible look at the 175+ years of history, techniques, boats,…

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“Sheboygan to the Tip”   Southern terminus: Sheboygan County, at the junction with Highways 23 & 28 in downtown Sheboygan Northern terminus: Door County, at the Washington Island ferry pier in Northport Mileage: about 138 miles Counties along the way: Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Kewaunee, Door Sample towns along the way: Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Two Rivers, Kewaunee, Algoma,…