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.

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.

North Point Lighthouse poster by artist Neal Aspinall available at our gift shop.

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

September Lecture: Les Paul

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Wisconsinite Les Paul was a musician and recording artist innovator whose pioneering efforts contributed to the development of the modern day electric guitar. Sue Baker, Programing Director for the Les Paul Foundation, explores the life of Les Paul from his early days as a young musician, to a gold record recording artist. Sue’s presentation will also describe Les Paul’s role as an industry innovator, who helped develop multi-layered sound on sound recordings.

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Best of Milwaukee

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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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