North Point Lighthouse
North Point Lighthouse
4.5
Saturday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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North Point Lighthouse & Museum is beautiful, memorable & historic. Our museum tells the history of lighthouses in Milwaukee as well as the maritime history of the area - extremely interesting with original artifacts & great stories. Learn about Georgia Stebbins was our longest-term keeper - quite unusual for a woman in the late 1800's & early 1900's. It's estimated she climbed the tower 63,800 times! She was amazing. Our lighthouse tower is on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan and Milwaukee. It's comprised from three sections, each a component of three different lighthouses. It's truly a historic treasure. See our Web site for more information and our open hours - there is an admission fee. Docents can provide a tour of our museum, you may climb to the top of the tower for a fabulous view! Visit our Gift Shop and enjoy our beautiful grounds, set in a park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted (who designed Central Park in New York City).
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Kkoleary
Scottsdale, AZ778 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
We could not visit when open so only able to see lighthouse from outside. They put up a great mirror in front that you can take a selfie with lighthouse in background (wish others would do this). Trees have grown so there is no longer view of lake but nice path to walk.
Written June 5, 2021
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Mario C
Kenosha, WI443 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
The light house is beautiful and well maintained. The cliff veiw of lake Michigan is wonderful . You also in one of the most beautiful residential area in North America. So come see rhe light house and take nice walk about.
Written January 1, 2020
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Isn't this a great place to explore? So many great photo ops and historically significant as well. Thanks for visiting us!!!
Written January 22, 2020
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keith1121
Memphis, TN156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
I search for any nearby lighthouses when we are traveling and stop by if they are within reasonable distance of our route. This one was about 30 minutes out of our way, and well worth it!! I got some great pics from outside and looking off onto the water from below. It was closed while we were there, so we didn't get to go inside. The lighthouse itself along with all its surroundings and grounds were very well kept!! From the street, it has a park like setting where local neighbors were our walking or riding their bikes. I'm glad we stopped by! Maybe we can make it back sometime and check out the inside.
Written July 22, 2021
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ddnev
Richmond, California10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This recently restored lighthouse is a beautiful attraction. The tour provides a great overview of the lighthouse's and Milwaukee's history. Climbing the steep spiral staircase and the final iron ladder is an exciting way to ascend to a vantage point with a view 20 miles out into Lake Michigan, and a reminder of how much the lighthouse keepers of the past had to endure to keep the beacon going.
Written October 2, 2010
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Piper417
Montgomery, IL1,108 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2011 • Friends
Nice Lighthouse, easy to find, if you want to see the inside and go up the tower it is only open on weekends. The stairs in the tower are easy to climb with landings to catch your breath. Staff is very knowledgeable about the history of the lighthouse. Nice walking trails around the area.
Written September 26, 2011
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SusieMilwaukee
Shorewood, WI133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Couples
Tucked away in Lake Park, many are not aware of this beautiful lighthouse and museum. Visit their Web site to see when the lighthouse and keepers quarters are open. You can take the stairs to the top! If you're afraid of heights, beware that the last few steps to the top are via a metal open-rung ladder! But there's a great view from the top! Lots of interesting history (including a female keeper and moving of the lighthouse as the bluff eroded and trees grew tall) and a Frensel lens on display. Volunteers staff and keep the lighthouse in great shape. Lake Park is worth exploring, too! It was designed by Patrick Law Olmstead who designed Central Park in NY City. Also visit Web site for special event calendar. Great photo op - beautiful.
Written January 26, 2013
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Tom W
Katy, TX3,330 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
North Point Lighthouse is right off of Lake Michigan. You can drive up a hill to see it. It is a great photo opportunity.

I especially enjoyed the surrounding area. We visited Lake Michigan. It's fun to toss a few rocks into the lake and feel the cold lake waters.

The houses around the North Point Lighthouse are incredible. I liked the Bavarian style mansions. The drive reminded me of Summit Avenue in St. Paul, MN.

You can do a little hiking and walking around the Lighthouse. The weather is nice during the summer.

The North Point Lighthouse is a worthwhile stop in Milwaukee
Written July 25, 2019
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Thanks for visiting us! Wahl Avenue is similar to Summit Avenue in St. Paul, MN! Many of Milwaukee's industrialists build those beautiful early Milwaukee mansions. We'll be opening a restored hiking path in the ravine to the south of the lighthouse in a couple of weeks.
Written August 7, 2019
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gardenscout
Milwaukee, WI26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Beautiful location, interesting history. The light house can be toured in an hour. Further north in Lake Park are hiking trails, an 18 hole public par 3 golf course, and a large playground. Lunch at Lake Park Bistro offers lovely views and delicious French Fare. For casual nearby dining, walk 0.4 miles to Downer Avenue for Cafe Hollander, Belair Cantina, Collectivo Coffee, and Pizza Man. Walking south 1 mile along the Lake Drive bluff offers spectacular views of the lake, lovely old homes, and the North Point Water Tower, and brings you to the Villa Terrace Museum. The museum has an interesting Blacksmith display, gardens, and art. 3 Blocks west down Ivanhoe Place is Sip and Purr cat cafe and the outdoor art exhibit, Black Cat Alley plus more restaurants on North Avenue.
Written July 17, 2018
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Lola0827
Nashotah, WI42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2012
The volunteers who work here are friendly and eager to share the history of the lighthouse. The climb to the top is worth it. Great photos and history inside.
Written March 15, 2013
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William B
Portland, OR145 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The lighthouse is definitely worth a stop if you are in the area but it's beyond walking distance from downtown. If you have a car and its a nice day, the drive along the lake front and the architecture in the Lake Park District make a trip to the lighthouse more than worthwhile. Not sure whether there is a bus. But on Untapped Tours which I highly recommend, Mike takes you to the lighthouse.
Written October 25, 2019
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Thanks for stopping by! We hope you can stop by during our open hours for a tour sometime to climb to the top of the lighthouse and visit our awesome museum. northpointlighthouse.org
Written October 28, 2019
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