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Photo of the Black Point cottage

Closed for the season

Closed for the season

Black Point Estate & 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 for the 2022 season. In the meantime, you can check out our Holiday events at Old World Wisconsin, Villa Louis, Wade House, the Wisconsin Historical Museum and more events with the society. Continue exploring Wisconsin history year-round at the Wisconsin Historical Museum.

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

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.


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.

Explore Experiences

For Your Health & Safety

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Advance registration is required for some events

Face Masks required

Face Mask

Required for guests indoors if you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Recommended for guests indoors if you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Daily cleaning and sanitizing

Daily Cleaning and Sanitizing

Daily cleaning & sanitizing enhanced at all facilities

Maintain Social Distance. Two people 6 ft apart.

Social Distancing Guidelines

Please practice social distancing while on-site

2021 Site Protocols

Effective Aug. 5, in accordance with current state guidelines

To protect your safety and ours:

  • If you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, we recommend you wear a face mask while inside on-site at our historic sites and museums.
  • If you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 you are required to wear a face mask while inside on-site at our historic sites and museums.
  • Please practice social distancing at our historic sites and museums.
  • Disposable masks will be available on-site.
  • All facilities will adhere to increased daily cleaning and sanitation requirements and there will be cleaning stations in each building.
  • Each location will follow strict guest engagement protocols, including parking, food preparation, and the use of shared facilities such as a public restroom.
  • Staff and guests, per CDC guidance, are asked to stay home if they have tested positive for COVID-19, are waiting for COVID-19 test results, have COVID-19 symptoms, or if they have had close contact with a person who has tested positive for or who has symptoms of COVID-19.
  • As we continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 our hours and guidelines for access may change. Please continue to check our website for the most up-to-date information.

Site Accessibility

Explore Other 2021 Experiences

Click the button below for more information on how you can safely explore history in a new way through our 2021 programs and events.

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

Walking by the Capitol Square

Wisconsin Historical Museum

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Old World Wisconsin

Get Involved

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."



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

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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.


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.


Learn about the history of Black Point Estate & Gardens.


Begin planning your trip today! Tickets, Hours, Directions and more.

a digital flyer that reads "130 years since the "summer cottage" was constructed"
a digital flyer that reads "120 steps from the boat dock to our front door"