Port Washington, Wisconsin…where we offer a touch of New England charm combined with Midwestern friendliness. Explore the city’s beauty and history on the shores of Lake Michigan, just 30 miles north of Milwaukee.
Your initial view of this historic city will captivate you, as you come down the hill toward Lake Michigan. The downtown is lake level, adjacent to the marina, with the largest collection of pre-Civil War buildings in the state.
Port Washington is a town that you can walk , and there are several self-guided walking tours available. Pick up a map that will take you past a shipwreck exhibit, fishing memorials, two lighthouses, fun specialty shops and boutiques and our great restaurants, all while learning some of our history.
Going fishing? Drop a line, or hire a charter captain. Are you a boater? Launch from our acclaimed, certifies Clean Marina. Paddlers can check out the kayak/canoe launch at our South Beach. Love to bike? Hop on the Interurban Trail. You can head inland and hit the greens. We have great golf courses in the area, and we are just of other championship courses. Hiking and birding are your hobbies? Try our great natural areas and trails. Or, if you prefer, keep a bench warm of lie on the sandy beach, and just look at the lake. Spend the night, to be able to see & experience all that we have to offer!
Let us help you plan the perfect visit. Visitportwashington.com, our website, has all the information you need to help you decide where to eat, play, shop and stay, as well as a calendar so you can check out our many events and activities. Download our free mobile app from the website, so you can make your plans no matter where you are. You can find us on Facebook under Port Washington Tourism, or give us a call at (800) 719-4881.
Once you are here, please stop by the Pebble House Visitor Center, 126 E. Grand avenue, if you would like further information.
We can’t wait to see you come to Port!