North Point Lighthouse

North Point Lighthouse is a beautifully restored 1888 landmark museum and event destination that Frederick Law Olmsted used as the crown jewel when he designed Lake Park in 1893. Climb the 74-ft tower for spectacular views of our lake front and downtown Milwaukee. The Queen Anne Keeper’s Quarters offers insights into Wisconsin’s maritime history through nautical artifacts and keepers’ stories, particularly a woman who saved lives while keeping this light for 30 years.

Museum Information

2650 North Wahl Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211
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Museum Extended Summer Hours
Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Open throughout the year

Admission Prices
$8 for Adults
$5 for adults age 65+ with ID
$5 for children age 5-11
No charge for children age 4 and under

Private Tours on a Weekday
Private and education tours by appointment.
$10/person, but a minimum of 10 people or $100 minimum per group, whichever is greater.

Climbing the Tower
Must be at least 5 years old and at least 38 inches tall to climb the tower

Upcoming Lectures At The Lighthouse: A monthly series of talks by prominent historians, authors, and scholars.

Maritime History of the Irish Currach Boat with Kristen Scheuing

Wednesday, March 13 • 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Adults, $10 • Seniors and Students with ID, $5 • Members, Free; Refreshments served

Maritime History of the Irish Currach Boat by Kristen Scheuing

About the Lecture
The Celtic Maritime Tradition: Kristen Scheuing, a 20-year member of the Irish Currach Club of Milwaukee, will talk about the currach, a traditional Irish fishing boat, and its historical, cultural and socio-economic impact on the communities along the west coast of Ireland. She will also talk about the North American Currach Association and the racing and boat-building tradition in this country. ICCM rows out of McKinley Marina and has boats on Lake Michigan and Milwaukee’s rivers and waterways throughout the summer.

About the Lecturer
Kristen Scheuing celebrates 20 years of rowing with the Irish Currach Club of Milwaukee this year. She has competed in national regattas in Albany, Annapolis, Boston, Columbus, Milwaukee, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and in 2006 beat the Irish national champion in New Orleans in the one-woman race. She has also rowed with crews in Limerick and Cork, Ireland. Scheuing is the club practice and regatta captain and has been on the ICCM board for nearly a decade.

Urban Ruins: Buildings Under Transformation with Matt Jaroz

Wednesday, April 10 • 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Adults, $10 • Seniors and Students with ID, $5 • Members, Free; Refreshments served

MMSD: The Status of Water in Our Region with Kevin Schaefer

Wednesday, May 8 • 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Adults, $10 • Seniors and Students with ID, $5 • Members, Free; Refreshments served

Golda Meir with Jessica Michna

Wednesday, June 12 • 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Adults, $10 • Seniors and Students with ID, $5 • Members, Free; Refreshments served


Become a member of North Point Lighthouse and experience the journey that connects you to this iconic historic landmark. North Point Lighthouse membership provides you with exclusive member-only benefits, while also offering you the opportunity to financially support one of Milwaukee’s antique treasures. North Point Lighthouse members are not just donors, but champion supporters of our community.

Featured Exhibit

The Story of DESCO

January 11 – May 5, 2019

Milwaukee is hundreds of miles from any ocean coast but the city has played a critical role in the development of commercial diving equipment. Diving Equipment & Salvage Company (DESCO) was formed in 1937 as the manufacturer of the newly designed diving equipment by Max Nohl and Jack Browne.

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