An elegant mansion called Black Point Estate in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin was built in the late 19th century and has been beautifully and authentically preserved ever since making it a popular tourist destination in Wisconsin.

The History of Black Point Estate

The history of the estate is fascinating.  Black Point Estate was built in 1888 by Chicago beer baron, Conrad Seipp. It served as a relaxing and fun summer residence for his family and is "considered one of the finest examples of period architecture and furniture in the Midwest, and one of the oldest homes in Lake Geneva" according to the Estate's website.

Black Point Estate and Gardens via Facebook, Canva
Black Point Estate and Gardens via Facebook, Canva

This home was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1994 and it, along with the gardens surrounding it, have been beautifully preserved to reflect its late 1800s roots.

Today, the estate is maintained by the Black Point Estate and Gardens Foundation and is open for tours. During the tour, visitors can learn about the history of the estate and the families who lived there. It's a unique opportunity to step back in time and learn about the life of wealthy families in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Reasons to Visit Black Point Estate and Gardens

Whether you're a history buff or just love touring beautiful homes, this estate is located on Lake Geneva, which is one of the most beautiful lakes in the United States so there is definitely something for everyone to enjoy.  The estate's location on the lake provides breathtaking views and is the perfect place to take a stroll and enjoy the scenery. Visitors can take a guided tour of the estate, which includes a walk through the gardens and a view of the lake from the estate's porch.

The estate also offers a unique and fun experience for visitors. During the summer months, Black Point Estate hosts a series of events, including concerts, art shows, and antique sales.

Black Point Estate Tours

The only way to get to Black Point Estate and Gardens is to take a boat tour with Lake Geneva Cruise LinesThis 45-minute, narrated boat ride to Black Point Estate also includes touring the first two floors of the Victorian mansion and the gardens around it for about 2 hours. The 2023 tour season will begin on May 6 and run through October 31. For more information visit

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