North Point Lighthouse
North Point Lighthouse
4.5
Saturday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
About
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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Roberts69
Northampton, UK18,929 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
So I visited the North Point Lighthouse on a Tuesday morning in April, and it was closed, (only open on weekends from 1pm to 4pm). This didn't make me regret visiting though, as the lighthouse itself is beautiful as are the grounds in which it is located. Well worth a visit and a walk.
Written 16 April 2024
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Thomas A
Chicago, IL38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We had fun climbing the stairs to the top of the lighthouse. Exhibits are well done and informative. Only open Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
Written 11 February 2024
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Jay Jorg
Nashville, TN1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
This was a truly pleasant trip. The lighthouse is run by volunteers I believe, and they are greatly knowledgeable about the history of the house and of the Great Lakes as well. The climb to the top of the tower really isn’t bad at all, and the view of the lake was remarkable. Glad I was able to go and I encourage others to make the trip as well!
Written 31 July 2023
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Thank you for your kind words! We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. I will pass along your comments to our volunteer docents.
Written 1 August 2023
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Dean_Amy-2004
Gettysburg, PA8,389 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
No longer a working light and not as tall as other lights I’ve been to, but it has an unusually large keepers house. It was raised at one point, explaining the 2 exterior styles. Knowledgeable docent with information about the area and light history.
Only open limited hours on the weekend; plan ahead to climb the light.
Written 1 July 2023
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Thank you for your kind words! We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope you can return again another day.
Written 7 July 2023
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Jessica Baber
Chicago, IL2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Such a cute gem in Milwaukee! Incredible views of the lake, beautiful grounds and loaded with history!
Written 16 May 2023
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Thank you for your kind words! We are glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written 19 May 2023
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Positive journey
United States6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
What an amazing experience the staff was very nice and helpful I highly recommend you all to visit this great place with so much history to offer
Written 29 April 2023
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Thank you for your kind words about our museum. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit!
Written 1 May 2023
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Cindy J
Grand Rapids, MI102 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
We visited during the week. We were disappointed to find the lighthouse closed, but we loved exploring the grounds. If we are back in the area, we will definitely try again.
Written 6 April 2023
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We are a small museum and we operate in large part with volunteer assistance. At this time we are only able to open on weekends. We do hope you are able to come back soon!
Written 1 May 2023
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Anubhav S
Chicago, IL14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Beautiful spot to visit. Highly recommended. Definitely take the time out of your day and visit. Nice place.
Written 16 January 2023
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Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written 20 January 2023
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Jet129480
12 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
It's a lighthouse that I saw on a tour. It is nice but it didn't seem like you could go inside. It was worth a selfie but there wasn't much else to see. The views were blocked by trees.
Written 29 September 2022
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Our museum, tower (to climb up for spectacular views) and gift shop are open on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1-4 p.m. A vista, from the ground, is one our wish list! Please come back again when we are open!
Written 20 January 2023
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MorningGloryWI
Racine, WI56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
The museum contained a nice balance of historical artifacts and informative museum labels. The Lighthouse steps are easy to navigate and the view is worth the climb. It was a lovely way to begin a leisurely Sunday afternoon visit to Milwaukee with out of town guests.
Written 3 August 2022
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Thank you. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to North Point Lighthouse Museum!
Written 8 August 2022
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