Port Washington Historical Society



Choose the Port Exploreum for your event and treat your guests to breathtaking Lake Michigan views from a beautifully restored historic building that is home to one of America’s most innovative museum.

Rentalsat thePort Exploreum

The Port Exploreum is located in the heart of downtown Port Washington on the edge of the harbor.
Built in 1907, the Port Exploreum is a unique historical venue. While maintaining many of the original features such as the flooring, exposed cream city brick, and beautiful woodwork, it offers a modern flair sure to impress your guests.
The Port Exploreum can accommodate groups of any size. Weather is be a smaller group, or a group of up to 200 people we can provide an exquisite venue space for your special event.
Listed below are rental options and prices:

* 1st Floor -
Number of attendees up to 75
$250.00 for a 4 hour rental

* 2nd Floor including Deck -
Number of attendees up to 40
$350.00 for a 4 hour rental

* Entire Museum including all 3 floors -
Number of attendees up to 200
$1000.00 for a 5 hour rental

Tables, chairs, and linens are available for an additional cost

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  • Wedding and receptions
  • Engagement parties and bridal showers
  • Baby showers
  • Anniversary parties
  • Birthday parties
  • Class reunions
  • Corporate meetings, receptions, and parties
Mailing Address:
  • Port Washington Historical Society
  • P.O. Box 491
  • Port Washington, WI 53074
Phone: 262-284-2406