WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
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Closed for the season

Closed for the season

Black Point Estate and Gardens is closed for the season. Thank you to our members and guests for your support during the 2021 season. We look forward to welcoming you back in May for the 2022 season. In the meantime, continue exploring Wisconsin history year-round at Wade House, the Wisconsin Historical Museum and through other Historical Society Events.

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Explore Black Point Estate & Gardens

As it has been for over 130 years, Black Point Estate & Gardens is a place to relax, explore, and retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. After enjoying a scenic boat tour of beautiful Geneva Lake, you’ll arrive at the estate which spans across eight acres of land and 620 feet of undisturbed shoreline. Explore the decades of history left behind by several generations of the Seipp family.

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Black Point Estate & Gardens Events

Special Experiences

Explore the special experiences offered at Black Point Estate & Gardens this year! Events like walking tours and beer tastings are new ways to experience Black Point and learn about the past. Advance registration is required for some events.

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Join us for programs and events

The Wisconsin Historical Society and its historic sites and museums host programs and events for all year long. From fun family adventures, interactive workshops, young adult mixers, and book talks, there’s always something new to explore virtually and in person across the state.

Explore Other 2021 Experiences

Black Point Estate & Gardens, Circus World, Old World Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin Historical Museum are open for general admission and special experiences. First Capitol, H.H. Bennett Studio & Museum, Madeline Island Museum, Pendarvis, Reed School, Stonefield, Villa Louis, and Wade House Historic Site remain closed for public programming for the 2021 season.

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Circus World

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Wisconsin Historical Museum

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Old World Wisconsin

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Don’t forget—members receive free general admission and a 10% discount on special experiences.
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Black Point Estate & Gardens

Voyage Back in Time

Sojourn to the past with friends and family! When you visit Black Point Estate & Gardens you step up to the original American dream. Take in a veranda view and learn from our guides how Chicago beer baron Conrad Siepp’s success was reflected in his ornate Queen Anne Victorian home and lifestyle on Geneva Lake.
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"Wonderful, it was like you were stepping back in time. It was amazing how well-preserved all the furnishings are inside and outside."

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CALENDAR

Use our online calendar to see all the exciting events, activities, and programs happening at Black Point Estate.
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EXPLORE BLACK POINT


1888 QUEEN ANNE SUMMER COTTAGE

Explore the elegant trappings of this magnificent summer estate built by Chicago beer baron Conrad Seipp in 1888 as a family getaway from the heat and bustle of the city.
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ESTATE GARDENS

Explore the estate’s formal gardens and newly installed Wisconsin woodland garden! The massive event lawn evokes memories of lawn games leisurely played on lazy summer days.
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ABOUT US

Learn about the history of Black Point Estate & Gardens.
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PLAN YOUR VISIT

Begin planning your trip today! Tickets, Hours, Directions and more.
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a digital flyer that reads "120 steps from the boat dock to our front door"
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