As it has been for over 130 years, Black Point Estate & Gardens is a retreat, a place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, relax, and explore. After enjoying a scenic boat tour of beautiful Geneva Lake, you’ll arrive at the expansive and elegant Victorian estate of Chicago Beer Baron Conrad Seipp, spanning across eight acres of land and 620 feet of undisturbed shoreline. The home served as a respite for generations of the Seipp family before it opened to the public in 2007.
In 1888, the Seipp family completed the 20-room Queen Anne-style mansion on the site, which included 13 bedrooms. Unfortunately, Seipp was able to enjoy the house and gardens for only two seasons before his death in 1890. His family and four generations of descendants, however, never abandoned Conrad’s dream. The original furnishings remained in the house while each generation added its own touches. Today, the home is a rare time capsule for historians. Everyday household items range from Victorian to modern but share the same family provenance.