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The most picturesque setting on Door County's peninsula is Eagle Harbor. Nestled between the harbor and limestone bluffs is the Village of Ephraim. Ephraim is renowned for it's tranquil beauty and spectacular sunsets. It is a village rich in cultural and historic heritage. Through the efforts of local organizations, the history of Ephraim has been preserved for all to appreciate. Visitors may tour the Anderson Store Museum, Anderson Barn Museum and the Pioneer Schoolhouse. Historic walking tours are conducted 3 times per week during the summer.


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The two white church steeples standing tall over the village belong to the Ephraim Moravian and Bethany Lutheran churches, both date back to the 1800's. It was pastor Andreas M. Iverson who led the Moravians to establish the Village of Ephraim in 1853.


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On father's day weekend, Ephraim celebrates the Scandinavian ritual of summer, Fyr Bal Festival. Music, traditional dances, food and crafts line the shoreline and streets. The climax of the Festival is the naming of the Fyr Bal chieftain, who then lights the ceremonial bonfire, signaling others to light their bonfires around the harbor. This is followed by a fireworks display. The bonfires symbolize the ancient Scandinavian tradition of burning of the winter witch, to welcome the advent of summer and ensure a bountiful harvest. A truly a breathtaking experience.

During the summer many musical events highlight the beauty of our Village. The Mid Summer Music Festival is in June, at the Hardy Gallery. The Peninsula Music Festival is at home in Ephraim. Performances are held in August at the Door County Auditorium. Fall brings the American Folk Lore Theatre indoors to the old village hall.


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The harbor is the focal point for many activities including a sailboat regatta during the 4th of July weekend. Ephraim is also home to many fine restaurants, shops and galleries.

Ephraim truly is a special destination for Door County visitors. We would be honored to make your visit complete by having you as our guests at the Village Green Lodge.