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Black Point Estate

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Amazing home

We enjoyed the visit to this amazing home. The docents were very knowledgeable and gave us an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Basehor, Kansas
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Summer gardens

The historic Black Point summer home of a beer baron is a step back in time. And now, with new... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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This mansion was once the summer estate of 19th-century beer magnate Conrad Seipp.
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4270 Southland Rd, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
+1 262-248-1888
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite part was the boat ride itself it was so relaxing and so nice to see all the beautiful houses on the lake and to learn some things and history about Lake Geneva itself the tour of the Black Point Mansion was okay it...More

Thank Angelina P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the visit to this amazing home. The docents were very knowledgeable and gave us an interesting look into the lives of this family estate established in 1888. The only way to reach this home is from a boat we boarded at Lake Geneva...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The historic Black Point summer home of a beer baron is a step back in time. And now, with new landscaping, the Victorian gardens have been planted. By next spring, there will be another reason to visit this historic site.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend suggested we visit the historical Black Point Estate, summer home to Chicago beer baron Conrad Seipp and his family. The tour was interesting and not too lengthy. All of the docents were knowledgeable. Caveats: 1. You can only get to the estate by...More

1  Thank Nancy H
Reviewed August 7, 2018

My wife and I really enjoyed our visit to Black Point Estate today. Everyone from Captain Mike and Nora on the boat ride over to all the tour guides at the estate made the trip memorable. Just be prepared for the 120 steps from the...More

1  Thank Scooter1155
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Don't let the cost, narrated boat ride or the 120 steps from the pier to the house deter you. This place is magnificent! You start by scheduling your boat tour and house tour through Geneva Lake boat lines. They offer many tours, but the Black...More

3  Thank Sandy O
Reviewed July 31, 2018

This was a very interesting tour. The guides were very knowledgeable and you could tell they really enjoyed sharing any information they could about this estate and Lake Geneva life. I found the history of the family and the estate very interesting. They do a...More

1  Thank SPTrophyWife
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Great boat tour and tour of the home. So fun to see a home from the time of the “summer house” on Lake Geneva. The boat tour was very informative, Captain Mike and Emily? (I’m blanking in her name but she was excellent!) gave a...More

1  Thank JW5788
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely day for the boat ride. Captain Mike was extremely informative about the many mansions by the shoreline on the trip both ways. If you like mansion tours, Black Point is very interesting. Great to have this one preserved.

2  Thank funrt2007
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Took the boat tour to this estate. Wow. Wish I had lived there during the summer. The tour guides gave a thorough tour. After we got off the boat and had the tour, we had maybe twenty minutes to run through the gift shop. Enjoyed...More

2  Thank CruiserIllinois
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Sharon B
April 11, 2018|
Response from Lee E | Reviewed this property |
yes, we made special arrangements for the same reason. but parking is limited,so we had 3 cars for 16 people. it is a great tour but not a lot of places to sit down.
September 6, 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.
September 6, 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