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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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.


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


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.