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Black Point Estate

4270 Southland Rd, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
+1 262-248-1888
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Poor Guides, Long Tour

We took the boat from the Riviera Dock to Black Point Estate. The boat ride was poor as they were... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Julia L
Interesting and informative

We went on the Black Point Cruise with Lake Geneva Cruise Line which included a tour of the estate... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Dana S
via mobile
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This mansion was once the summer estate of 19th-century beer magnate Conrad Seipp.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“house tour” (8 reviews)
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4270 Southland Rd, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
+1 262-248-1888
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We took the boat from the Riviera Dock to Black Point Estate. The boat ride was poor as they were training a new guide who read from a script and stumbled over and mispronounced most of the words. At the estate, docents monitor your every...More

Thank Julia L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went on the Black Point Cruise with Lake Geneva Cruise Line which included a tour of the estate. The tour was informative and the house is all original. Be ready to climb stairs if you take this cruise. Some very ornate pieces in this...More

Thank Dana S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Be sure to look up tour times and plan on the boat trip to Black Point, as that's the way they operate. Our docent, Randy, was terrific - he knew his material well and clearly had a deep interest in the history and stories of...More

1  Thank suzij0
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful chance to experience a bit of history. The "cottage" has not been changed in the past 100 years. It still contains all the possessions of the original owner. You arrive at the estate via tour boat and must climb over 100...More

Thank CCG6080
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great guided tour. House now owned by state of Wisconsin. Lots of incredible things to see. Beautiful view!

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the Lake Geneva Cruise tour to Black Point Estate. Wonderful very interesting tour run by volunteers who are very friendly and knowledgeable. A must see estate.

Thank Joyce
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, there are many historic homes open to the public, but Black Point is the rare combination of an historic house (an 1880s Victorian mansion ironically referred to as a cottage) and more than a century of furnishings belonging to the family that used Black...More

Thank AlWalavich
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We've been here a few times now. First time, tour of this gorgeous home. Second time, beer tasting cruise. Third time, Victorian Death and Mourning program presented by a local Walworth Township funeral director during the month of October. Cool! Loved each visit. It's obvious,...More

2  Thank Nicole K
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

If you like history, take the time to visit this beautiful mansion which has not been altered in over 100 years from its original beauty. Wonderful historical information about the owners' families and many interesting details about the home provided by Jim, our tour guide....More

1  Thank kcarbery
Reviewed 18 October 2016

So interesting learning all about the history of Lake Geneva and seeing a period home from the era. Ended wanting to know more.

1  Thank pledges
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How much do the tickets cost and how do I get them?
7 September 2016|
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Response from nswunder | Reviewed this property |
Tickets about $35. They do provide a military discount. Purchase tickets online or at the dock in Lake Geneva.
Is there only one tour for this establishment? The one where you leave the Rivera and travel to the estate by boat, I have a gift certificate that is valid for a Black Point Estate tour for 4, This will include all of this right??
6 September 2016|
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Response from swxokie | Reviewed this property |
Hello! Here is what is currently on there website if you haven't had a chance to look yet - May 3 — May 31, 2015 Weekends Only: 10:30 am and 12:30 pm Jun 1 — Oct 31, 2015 Mon - Thurs: 10:30 am Fri - Sun: 10:30 am and... More
Can you give me information on how you can drive there. I have two people in my group who could not make the steps. Do you have to buy tickets in advance?
12 July 2016|
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Response from Janice G | Reviewed this property |
You can purchase on sight. If a weekend I would purchase in advance. Lots of stairs. You need good legs.