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Black Point Estate

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Address: 4270 Southland Rd, Lake Geneva, WI
Phone Number: 262 248 1888
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This mansion was once the summer estate of 19th-century beer magnate Conrad...

This mansion was once the summer estate of 19th-century beer magnate Conrad Seipp.

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Visited the historical home with our two young kids. They gave out scavenger hunt pamphlet to inspire and engage them. The show was long and we saw pretty much all of the house... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Elm Grove, Wisconsin
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Elm Grove, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited the historical home with our two young kids. They gave out scavenger hunt pamphlet to inspire and engage them. The show was long and we saw pretty much all of the house except the 3rd floor. Well preserved and maintained.

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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the lake Geneva cruise line to the house. Tour of the lake was nice on the way over. Guides didn't talk much on the way back. House tour was phenomenal. What a great piece of history to preserve. It was raining sober didn't tour the grounds. Definitely worth it. Not much parking but you can drive there. If... More 

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1 Thank Bridgett N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a 100 year old summer house that has barely been updated or redecorated inside in all that time and is still in very good condition. The house was donated to the state along with its entire contents, so it is a window into the early days of the area. You can only get there by boat, which really... More 

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Winfield, Illinois
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Previously unaware of this treasure. The 12 bedroom lake house was built in 1888 and kept in the family of a Chicago Beer Baron until 2005 when it was gifted to the State of Wisconsin. With no down time between family's ownership and the State take-over, it is in perfect condition as existed in 1920. Good docent gave a fine... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to see how people on the lake lived you need to visit the Black Point Estate. This home was generous given by the previous owners completely intact. You can walk through this wonderful example of Lake Geneva Mansions built at the turn of the century. The staff will give you all the history of the home and... More 

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1 Thank bonsunfun
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You may say, it's just a house, what's so interesting, but you'd be wrong! The tour, starting off the boat, is conducted by fun guides that share lots of interesting information about the house, the people that lived there and the times in which they lived. Plenty of interesting items and the grounds are absolutely gorgeous. A great way to... More 

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Ripon, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited by boat which was very relaxing and nice. There are about 120 steps to get up to the mansion but no one rushes you and you can take your time. I went up somewhat quickly and I was winded when I got to the top, There is a beautiful porch with wicker furniture that you can sit on... More 

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1 Thank cat7847
Madison, Wisconsin
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour guides were top notch. Captain Bill on the boat and Louise at the estate. They really knew the history and were very willing to share their knowledge. You will want to make sure you eat before the tour since it is truly 3.5 hours. Bring some water would be a good idea too although we were able to... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois
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56 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love touring historic houses. This one is extra special because EVERY thing in the house is original and chosen/used by many generations of the Seipp family. Everything is in excellent condition too. Our guide, Lindsay, was unbelievably knowledgeable and encouraged questions at every turn. Our group had just 11 members. We were able to spend ample time in every... More 

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Mt. Prospect, United States
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took a tour of the grounds at Black Point on a recent Master Gardener Tour. What a beautiful experience! We had previously outed the house. Nice to take more time on the grounds!

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