Plan Your Visit


Black Point Estate and Gardens has been awarded the Travelers’ Choice award for consistently earning great reviews from your fellow travelers and ranks within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor! Come take a cruise and experience the Victorian summer retreat of a Chicago beer baron!

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2024 Season

MAY 4 – OCT 31



Nov 1 – May 2024


MAY 4 – 26

Sat – Sun
10:30 AM – 2 PM


MAY 27 – AUG 30

Mon – Thurs
10:30 AM – 2 PM

Fri – Sun
10:30 AM – 2 PM
12:30 PM – 4 PM


AUG 31 – OCT 31

Mon – Fri
10:30 AM – 2 PM

Sat – Sun
10:30 AM – 2 PM
12:30 PM – 4 PM

Tickets can be booked through Lake Geneva Cruise Line, a private tour company. The cruise and guided tour of the historic site takes roughly 3½ hours. See below for more information about Accessibility.


Adults (18-64): $51
Teens (13-17): $49
Senior (65+): $49
Child (4-17): $35
3 and under: FREE
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Wisconsin Historical Society members
receive a $16 discount and 10% off select special experiences.

*10% discount does not apply to any special experience offered through the Cruise Line

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Black Point Estate & Gardens is Travel Green certified!


To tour Black Point Estate & Gardens, visitors travel by boat through Lake Geneva Cruise Line in downtown Lake Geneva. There is no parking at Black Point Estate.

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Group Tours

Travel Together Through Time and bring your group tour to the Wisconsin Historical Society’s sites and museums. Experience the worlds and wonders of Wisconsin’s past. Book your group tour today! Tours include private guide(s) that can be customized to meet the needs and interests of your group.


Visit the Museum Store to take home some of the history of Wisconsin. You’ll find unique items that are sure to delight visitors of all ages, including books, home decor, jewelry, clothing, toys, and much more!

Enjoy 10 percent off store items as a Wisconsin Historical Society member.

Many of the items we sell in store are available online. Explore the gifts and books that are for sale!


We care about your safety! Please make sure to stay home if you’re sick and follow these CDC guidelines when you visit us.

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.
Service animals are permitted for persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Otherwise, no pets are allowed in the buildings or on the grounds.
No guns, knives, or weapons allowed on premises.
Black Point Estate may occasionally photograph or video visitors for educational and promotional use. Attendance on premises constitutes implied consent for use of the visitors’ likeness in Black Point Estate and Wisconsin Historical Society educational and promotional materials.