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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 – February 24, 2019

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 – February 24, 2019

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.

Our Summer Hours

Sat & Sun 1:00-4:00pm year-round (except July 27 & 28 during Milwaukee Air Show). June 20-Aug30 Thurs & Fri 10:00-2:00pm. Memorial Day, July 4th & Labor Day 10:00-2:00pm. Learn More

See the Full Moon from a new perspective and have a tour of our museum while you're at it!

National Lighthouse Day

In celebration of National Lighthouse Day, North Point Lighthouse offers reduced admission.

Sunday, August 11 1-4:00 pm

National Lighthouse Day is an annual commemoration of the anniversary of the federal lighthouse establishment and a day to celebrate lighthouses and the commitment and service of those who tended America’s lights for generations.

In August 1789 that the Ninth Act of the First Congress, established federal control of lighthouses, was passed and signed by President George Washington.

August Lecture: Surfrider Foundation

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
The Surfrider Foundation MKE is about more than just surfing. Eric Gietzen and crew will discuss the Surfrider Foundation’s stewardship of the beaches and waterways – the tribal community of people who work together with a common goal of enjoying the water, respecting the environment and what Mother Nature provides for us.

Since 1984 the Surfrider Foundation has been protecting waters across the globe. Surfrider-MKE continues that tradition on our Great Lake. Lake Michigan is a part of the world’s largest freshwater ecosystem – our Great Lakes hold 20% of our planet’s surface freshwater! Surfrider-MKE educates on the beach, at inland presentations, and through community-based campaigns.
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Best of Milwaukee

Help us win Best Museum (Non-Art) by casting your vote in #BestofMilwaukee. Thanks for your continued support! Voting ends November 29: Cast Your Vote

Lecture Series

A monthly series of talks by prominent historians, authors and scholars. Learn More

See the Full Moon from a new perspective and have a tour of our museum while you're at it!

National Lighthouse Day

In celebration of National Lighthouse Day, North Point Lighthouse offers reduced admission.

Sunday, August 11 1-4:00 pm

National Lighthouse Day is an annual commemoration of the anniversary of the federal lighthouse establishment and a day to celebrate lighthouses and the commitment and service of those who tended America’s lights for generations.

In August 1789 that the Ninth Act of the First Congress, established federal control of lighthouses, was passed and signed by President George Washington.

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