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


Location
2650 North Wahl Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211
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Extended Summer Hours:
Thursday–Friday: 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
June 20 through August 30, 2019

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.


Full Moon Lighthouse Tours Summer Series

7:30pm – 10:00pm

Save the date to view this magnificent full moon from a 74-ft tall lighthouse tower. No reservations needed! Stop by for a magnificent 360º view of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee and the full moon. Explore our museum at night!

Friday, April 19, 2019
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Monday, June 17, 2019
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Friday, September 13, 2019
Sunday, October 13, 2019

The SS Eastland Disaster of 1915 with Todd Gordon

Wednesday, July 24 • 7:00pm – 8:30pm

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

Surfing the Great Lakes with Surf Rider Foundation

Wednesday, August 14 • 7:00pm – 8:30pm

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

Les Paul, The Wizard of Waukesha with Sue Baker

Wednesday, September 11 • 7:00pm – 8:30pm

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

Lost Milwaukee with Carl Swanson

Wednesday, October 9 • 7:00pm – 8:30pm

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

The 1917 Milwaukee Police Station Bombing with James Heinz

Wednesday, November 13 • 7:00pm – 8:30pm

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

Membership


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


Milwaukee’s Melting Pot

2018-2019

Between 1836 and 1850, Wisconsin’s population increased from a mere 11,000 in 1836 to over 305,000 by 1850. Most arrived by ship and the North Point Lighthouse was the first thing they saw when they arrived in Milwaukee.