WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Guests walking off of the ferry towards the Black Point Estate

Plan Your Visit


Plan Your Visit

Explore the elegant trapping 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. Today guests arrive at Black Point by boat, just as the family did in a bygone era. The cruise and estate tour take roughly 3 1/2 hours.

HOURS & DIRECTIONS

Current Hours:

  • Monday: 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
  • Thursday: 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
  • Friday: 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Saturday: 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Sunday: 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM
  • From Milwaukee

    Take I-894/I-43 S (toward Chicago). Continue on I-43 S for 35 miles. In Elkhorn, exit US-12 E and continue 9 miles to Lake Geneva. Exit WI-50 W (the second Lake Geneva exit). WI-50 becomes Main Street. Turn left at the intersection of Main Street and Wrigley Drive. Lake Geneva Cruise Line will be on the right at 812 Wrigley Drive.

  • From Madison

    Take I-90 east toward Janesville. Exit WI-11 E toward Delavan and continue for 16 miles. In Delavan, turn right onto WI-50 E and continue 11 miles toward Lake Geneva. Once in Lake Geneva, WI-50 becomes Main Street. Turn right at the intersection of Main Street and Wrigley Drive. Lake Geneva Cruise Line will be on the right at 812 Wrigley Drive.

  • Chicago

    Take I-94 north into Wisconsin. Exit WI-50 W (Exit 344) toward Lake Geneva/Kenosha and continue 26 miles to Lake Geneva. WI-50 becomes Main Street. Turn left at the intersection of Main Street and Wrigley Drive. Lake Geneva Cruise Line will be on the right at 812 Wrigley Drive.

  • Weather Conditions

    Weather conditions on Lake Geneva can change drastically. Plan to wear comfortable shoes and a light jacket.

    October boat tour schedule subject to weather. Inclement weather may impact all boat tour schedules. Call Lake Geneva Cruise Line for the latest update: 800-558-5911 (toll-free) or 262-248-6206.

  • May 1 - May 30

    We offer one tour daily at 10:30am – 2:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

  • June 1 - September 2

    Monday – Thursday:
    One tour daily. Cruise departs at 10:30 am and returns at 2:00 pm.

    Friday – Sunday:
    Two tours daily. Morning Cruise departs at 10:30 am and returns at 2:00 pm. Afternoon Cruise departs at 12:30 pm and returns at 4:00 pm.

  • September 3 - October 31

    Monday – Friday:
    One tour daily. Cruise departs at 10:30 am and returns at 2:00 pm.

    Saturday & Sunday:
    Two tours daily. Morning Cruise departs at 10:30 am and returns at 2:00 pm. Afternoon Cruise departs at 12:30 pm and returns at 4:00 pm.

  • November 1 - April 30

    Closed for the season.

ADMISSIONS

Adults (18-64):$39
Seniors (65 & older): $37
Youth (13-17): $33
Child (4-12):$27

All Wisconsin Historical Society members receive a $13 discount (equal to free admission to Black Point Estate & Gardens).

We accept all forms

To tour Black Point Estate & Gardens, visitors travel by boat from Riviera Docks in downtown Lake Geneva. Tickets can be booked through Lake Geneva Cruise Line, a private tour company. The entire tour takes approximately 3 1/2 hours.

Docks of the Geneva Lake Cruise line

ACCESSIBILITY

Black Point Estate & Gardens is located on a bluff overlooking Geneva Lake. The first floor and estate grounds are wheelchair accessible. Garden pathways are level, paved brick roads.

We have approximately 120 steps from the pier to the house. The boat tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Anyone with limited mobility and any medical condition that may make arrival by boat and climbing stairs difficult may call ahead at 262-248-1888 to make special arrangements to arrive at the estate by vehicle.

For more information regarding access to Black Point Estate & Gardens, contact us at 262-248-1888.

No pets are allowed in the buildings or on the grounds. Service animals are permitted for persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

No guns, knives, or weapons allowed on premises.

NEARBY HOTELS

  • Geneva Lake Area

    The Geneva Lake Area has been an upscale resort community in southeastern Wisconsin since just after the Civil War. Its world-class golf resorts, relaxing spas, charming B&Bs, boutique shopping, fine dining, and historical sites make the area an ideal getaway destination. Communities dotting the lake include the City of Lake Geneva, Williams Bay and Fontana. For more information, please contact the Official Site of Lake Geneva.

  • In the Area

    For more information on restaurants, hotels and other attractions near Black Point Estate & Gardens, visit our sister site Travel Wisconsin.

    For information on bed & breakfast options in the area, visit the Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association.