Discover. Explore. Experience.

North Point Lighthouse — A historic maritime treasure.

Photo Credit: Tyler Egnarski

The S.S. Christopher Columbus: A Whale of a Ship

Check out our latest exhibit at North Point Lighthouse.

Climb the Tower

for a spectacular 360-degree view of Milwaukee, Lake Park and Lake Michigan.

Visit Our Museum

to see artifacts and exhibits about lighthouses and maritime history of the Great Lakes.

The Keepers Wall

celebrates the keepers and families who lived in Milwaukee’s first lighthouse and at North Point.

Discover. Explore. Experience.

North Point Lighthouse: A historic maritime treasure.

Photo Credit: Tyler Egnarski

The S.S. Christopher Columbus: A Whale of a Ship

Check out our latest exhibit at North Point Lighthouse.
August 30, 2018 – December 31, 2021

Climb the Tower

for a spectacular 360-degree view of Milwaukee, Lake Park and Lake Michigan.

Visit Our Museum

to see artifacts and exhibits about lighthouses and maritime history of the Great Lakes.

The Keepers Wall

celebrates the keepers and families who lived in Milwaukee’s first lighthouse and at North Point.

May 27, 2022 – Following years of examining old records, oral histories, photos, a new survey and ground penetrating radar sweeps, we believe that we have pinpointed the spot of the foundation near the bluff just north of the North Lion Bridge in Lake Park.

On June 11-12 from 9 AM to 3 PM, we hope our partner, UW-Milwaukee Archeological Research Laboratory Center, will confirm the 1855 site for our visitors and for posterity. They will conduct a limited excavation of two 1 x 1 meter units. For more info, click here.