See You in Spring 2024! 

Black Point Estate & Gardens will reopen for general admission in May 2024. While you wait, our online shop is always open—find unique merchandise for the history lover, from made in Wisconsin items to beer and brewing, home goods, apparel and more.

See You in Spring 2024!

Black Point Estate & Gardens will reopen for general admission in May 2024. While you wait, our online shop is always open—find unique merchandise for the history lover, from made in Wisconsin items to beer and brewing, home goods, apparel and more.

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Wisconsin Historical Society members receive unlimited free admission to our 11 historic sites and museums, a complimentary annual subscription to the Wisconsin Magazine of History, merchandise discounts and more. Join at the Family level and above for added benefits and discounts at over 1,200 organizations nationwide! 

Black Point Estate & Gardens building at Grand Geneva surrounded by trees

Take a Cruise to the Victorian Summer Retreat of a Chicago Beer Baron

Black Point Estate was built for Chicago Beer Baron Conrad Seipp in 1888 as a retreat, and in that spirit the home remains a place to relax, refresh, and explore. Just like the Victorian VIPs who established the estate, you’ll arrive in style and enjoy stunning Geneva Lake views on your cruise to this magnificent mansion, considered one of the finest examples of period architecture and furniture in the Midwest, and one of the oldest homes in Lake Geneva. 


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Historic House Museum.

We welcomed back our seasonal staff yesterday. These wonderful people are the tour guides that help to bring Black Point back to life each season.

We open for our 136th season on May 4th.
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4 days ago
We welcomed back our seasonal staff yesterday. These wonderful people are the tour guides that help to bring Black Point back to life each season.

We open for our 136th season on May 4th.

Mother's Day is sooner than you think!

Our Remarkable Women of Geneva Lake cruise always sells out so don't delay.

Tickets available via the link below.Enjoy a Mother's Day cruise past the historic homes and landmarks of Geneva Lake as you learn all about the progressive and forward-thinking women who lived and worked along its shores.

The cruise includes a stop at Black Point Estate and Gardens, the grand, 1888 Queen Anne-style mansion that served as the summer retreat of the Siepp family of Chicago brewing fame.

Purchase tickets: wihist.org/4aSB05v
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5 days ago
Mothers Day is sooner than you think!

Our Remarkable Women of Geneva Lake cruise always sells out so dont delay. 

Tickets available via the link below.

We are getting a little tune up before the start of our 136th season.

We'd like to thank the Wisconsin Department of Administration for being such good stewards of the estate.

Tours resume May 4th!
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6 days ago
We are getting a little tune up before the start of our 136th season. 

Wed like to thank the Wisconsin Department of Administration for being such good stewards of the estate. 

Tours resume May 4th!