North Point Lighthouse

North Point Lighthouse, Milwaukee: Hours, Address, North Point Lighthouse Reviews: 4.5/5

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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Colin Archibald
Kingston, TN4,465 contributions
This beautiful lighthouse is unique for lighthouses along this coastline, made of steel instead of brick like most of the others. The museum is very informative and has lots of history about the light station. One of the things I found very interesting was that the original light was much shorter, they built a new base section and lifter the original light on top. That is why there is a seam in the middle. The upper section is the original light. If you sign a waiver, you can climb to the top of the lighthouse for some beautiful views.
Written January 22, 2020
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Christina B
Louisiana2,488 contributions
Couples
Although the lighthouse was closer we still enjoyed walking around it and enjoyed the grounds. It’s a beautiful lighthouse. Would love to have walked up the lighthouse and checked out their museum. I did look in the back porch window as another lady mentioned it. They have lovely flowers as well.
Written July 14, 2022
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Kkoleary
Scottsdale, AZ838 contributions
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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keith1121
Memphis, TN170 contributions
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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Mario C
Kenosha, WI361 contributions
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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ddnev
Richmond, California10 contributions
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, IL1,148 contributions
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, WI136 contributions
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, TX2,945 contributions
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, WI28 contributions
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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North Point Lighthouse is open:
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