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.

TICKETS & HOURS

TICKETS

Tickets can be booked through Lake Geneva Cruise Line (262-248-6206), a private tour company. The cruise and guided tour of the historic site take roughly 3 1/2 hours.

General Admission: $39
Senior (65+): $37
Child (5-17): $27
Child (4 & under): Free

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

CURRENT HOURS

Closed for the season. The site will reopen on May 2, 2020.

2020 SEASONAL HOURS

  • SPRING
    May 2 – May 3

    Saturday – Sunday: One tour daily. Cruise departs at 10:30am

  • SUMMER
    June 1 – Aug. 31

    Monday – Thursday: One tour daily. Cruise departs at 10:30am
    Friday – Sunday: Two tours daily. Cruises depart at 10:30am and  12:30pm

  • FALL
    Sept. 1 – Oct. 31

    Monday – Friday: One tour daily. Cruise departs at 10:30am
    Saturday – Sunday: Two tours daily. Cruises depart at 10:30am and 12:30pm

  • WINTER
    Nov. 1 – April 30

    Closed for the season

PARKING & DIRECTIONS

PARKING

To tour Black Point Estate & Gardens, visitors travel by boat from Riviera Docks in downtown Lake Geneva.

MUSEUM STORE & AMENITIES

Black Point Estate Store

Our store features handmade items, unique books, snacks, cold drinks, souvenirs, and more!

Guests browse the Black Point store

Attractions

For a complete list of restaurants, hotels, and other attractions around Black Point Estate & Gardens, visit the official site of Lake Geneva.

Family walks down sidewalk near Lake Geneva

ACCESSIBILITY & SAFETY

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.