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


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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