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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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If you love historic houses - don't miss this!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
MinaHKerr
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Wheaton, Illinois
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Wheaton, Illinois
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a blast--but it ended up being longer than three hours. Also, the tour of the mansion itself was very interesting but I wish we had more time to look around and explore, rather than having 90 minutes of a guided tour. Our tour guide was excellent, and I would recommend this tour for anyone who has a morning... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this tour. I loved hearing the history of the Seipp Family and the Black Point Estate. The docent was knowledgeable and obviously loved the house and all that was in the house as much as the Seipps did. It was a small group so lots of opportunities to ask questions.

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Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The boat tour was excellent. The trip up the stairs was not as bad as expected, but it would be nice if they offered small bottles of water when you wait on the porch for your tour to begin. The house is an amazing time capsule...from 1860's chairs with the original upholstery to medicine bottles and linens left in the... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cruising on Lake Geneva on a hot summer day is worth the trip all by itself. The courteous crew, and the clean vessel welcome you. The trip around the lake viewing the historic mansions which surround the lake would be enough. Mansions of the Wrigley's and the Crane's are very impressive. When you reach the State of Wisconsin owned Black... More 

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Fontana, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great boat tour of the lake and interesting tour of an old mansion showing how people lived over 100 years ago.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Lovely estate with beautiful gardens.My favorite spot was the lovely veranda. Excellent docents for our tour, well informed. Two story house with stairs. TIP: 100 stairs from dock to house.

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Thank TravelingDiva13
Savoy, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Went on Lake Geneva boat cruise and stopped at Black Point estate for lunch and tour. Tour was interesting but guide told a lot of history.

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Thank Frankjacklin
Belton, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

This tour was magnificent! The boat that brought us here told us all about the history of the lake and the houses on the lake. The house its self was so beautiful and great tour guides. The landscape was so beautiful. The only thing is I didn't realize how many stairs there were to climb to get up to the... More 

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