North Point Lighthouse

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2650 N Wahl Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211 2650 N Wahl Ave, Milwaukee Directions
+14143326754
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There's a whole culture of beauty, wonder, and imagination waiting for you at Milwaukee's North Point Lighthouse. If exploring different traditions and cultures is right up your alley, head on over to North Point Lighthouse and enjoy a great visi...

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Report | 3 days ago
Worth a visit, one hour tour (ours was self-guided), no air conditioning, maritime history, Great Lakes history, excellent view of Lake Michigan from the top. The climb is mostly a staircase, but ends with a ladder that may be difficult for some to climb. Best to go to the top in groups​ of 4 or less.
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Report | 6 months ago
Very informative tour with docents who know the subject well.
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Report | 10 months ago
It was nice to not have to follow a tour guide if you didn't wont to. We did listen in on the history of the lighthouse. It was definitely worth it! The lighthouse was beautiful although the very top of the lighthouse (inside is not very big) and there are a lot of stairs to climb. But don't be discouraged the main floor of the home has plenty to see for those who can't climb and the outside view is beautiful!
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Report | 11 months ago
loved the view, cool little museum and info
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Report | a year ago
It's an interesting place w/a lot of history. It's a Milwaukee gem. I recommend taking the tour with the volunteers.
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Report | a year ago
Docents were friendly, knowledgeable. Cute gift "shop" corner, not expensive. Street parking. Wear shoes appropriate for climbing spiral staircase & ladder at top of lighthouse. Impressive view from top. Lots to see (shipwrecks items) & read. Great history!
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Report | a year ago
Biggest draw is the climb to the top, and the view in all directions. Displays and artifacts well done. History well documented. Had to correct the volunteer docent several times re accuracy of explanations. He was unaware of the harbor fog-horn from the 1940's, which could be heard west to at least 27th Street. (Not part of the light-house story, admittedly, but part of the MIlwaukee harbor in the era of the lighthouse. Hope interest and number of admissions high enough to ensure the future.
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Report | a year ago
Very interesting to learn about the history of Lighthouses and the important role they played in the transportation and shipping industry. The museum, artifacts, history and lighthouse was amazing.
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Report | a year ago
Informative, be prepared to climb narrow stairs. Great walking path and view of the lake. Friendly staff. Neat neighborhood!
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The volunteers that work there are so nice and very helpful. My 7 year old granddaughter loved our excursion there!
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The 74-foot tower of North Point Lighthouse stretches to meet the neighboring trees of Lake Park. Attached to it are two-and-a-half stories of wood-frame keeper's quarters that once housed historic figures such as Georgia Stebbins, keeper for thirty years.

Renovated in 2007, the bright, airy building now acts as home to artifacts and lighthouse-related curios, including an original 1928 Fresnel lens that helped guide seafaring vessels. Additionally, a Chadburn telegraph, recovered from a sunken ship, pays homage to the orders that went to and from the ship's bridge and engine rooms.

Guests can browse both the quarters and the lighthouse, and explore the site's more than 120 years of history by perusing the artwork and photographs displayed throughout the galleries. Dedicated volunteers are also on hand to dispense fascinating information and history, and to give limited guided tours that lead visitors to the top of the tower, where they can catch views of the surrounding park and lakefront.

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