Cool off with Summer Saturdays!

Get a free water bottle when you visit during our giveaways on June 4, July 2 or August 6.
Visit early – this offer is only valid while supplies last!

Cool off with Summer Saturdays!

Get a free water bottle when you visit during our giveaways on June 4, July 2 or August 6.
Visit early – this offer is only valid while supplies last!

A bright sunny shot of the Black Pointe Estate with its yellow siding, white railing balconies, and turret!

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 timeless treasure.

The jewel of the experience is the tour of the expansive and elegant Queen Anne-style mansion that includes 20 rooms. The home features a collection of beautiful Victorian furniture, as well as pieces from later generations that help tell the story of this dynastic Wisconsin family through the years. Like you’re stepping back into a 19th-century dinner party, you’ll feel cool lake breezes on the veranda, sip Seipp beer, and hear the soothing sounds of the 1911 Chickering piano. Outside the home, wander through the gorgeous greenery of the pristine site gardens on eight acres of picturesque lakefront property.

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Summer Saturdays

June 4 | July 2 | August 6

Cool off and #ExploreWisconsinHistory with us!

Get a free water bottle when you visit Black Point Estate & Gardens on the first Saturday in June, July or August. Your free gift can be picked up at the admission counter upon arrival. One gift per household.

Visit early – offer valid while supplies last!

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Black Point was built 1887/1888 but there is furniture inside that predates the home. Conrad Seipp was also building a palatial mansion at 3300 S. Michigan during this time and being a frugal German, moved his furniture from his 1864 South Park Ave home to his new ‘cottage’ at the lake. Over the years the family added different era’s of furniture. Rococo, Arts & Crafts, Renaissance Revival which epitomized the Gilded Age of furniture design (1865-1885). Black Point is considered to have one of the most intact collections of Victorian furniture in the Midwest. What makes it so unique is that it’s all original to the family. ... See MoreSee Less

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Someone needs to talk about the black walnut table that seated 50 people

Enjoy this beautiful Queen Anne from Elgin. Circa 1880s.

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Enjoy this beautiful Queen Anne from Elgin. Circa 1880s.

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Side view.

Beautiful! I love the detail.

love the two windows going down the stairs (I'm assuming)

Original owner was Arwin Price known as the “drunken Mayor”, born in Waukesha, Wi, stone mason by trade.