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North Point Lighthouse

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Monuments, Historic Sites, Observatories & Views, Educational, Cultural, Historical, Volunteer/Charity
Lake Park, Milwaukee, WI
URL: North Point Lighthouse  Phone: 414.332.6754
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Activity Overview

North Point Lighthouse is a historic landmark and one of the oldest structures in the Lake Park, Milwaukee County. The light house was built in 1855, the light house towers and keeper's quarters were restored and renovated in 2000, and in 2007 the site was opened to public tours. The light house is a 74-foot tall tower with adjacent Keeper's quarters, the light house has served for nearly 120 years in region's maritime growth. Public tours are offered on weekends for the light house and the keeper's quarters. Visitors can take self guided and guided tours.

Things to Do

  • Families can take guided tours that are very informative, the tour guide will take you to the light house and the surrounding grounds, the guides will shed light on and discuss the history of North Point light house.
  • You can climb up to the tower and get some outstanding views of the Lake Park and Lake Michigan.
  • Visit the North Point Lighthouse museum that features many exhibits and artifacts, the museum has a collection of artwork, photos, documents and material that highlights Milwaukee culture and maritime history.
  • The gift shop stocks exclusive merchandise for purchase, such as books, light house and maritime items, and other items.
  • Surrounding grounds can be used for a picnic.
  • Take a stroll through the paths in the Lake Park.

North Point Lighthouse Insider Tips

  • Restrooms are available.
  • Wear good walking shoes.

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