The North Point Lighthouse is loved for its stunning view of Lake Michigan and its green neighborhood. The building itself has a minimalist yet beautiful traditional design. On a summer’s day, you can see many artists painting the Lighthouse and Children love to climb the tower when they visit.
The lighthouse is 74 feet tall and was lit for the very first time in 1888. Today the building adds to Milwaukee’s historical cityscape and is a treasured place by locals and tourists alike.
If you want to know about the history of the lighthouse, the place holds a museum on the ground floor.
North Point Lighthouse Travel Tips
- Children must be at least 5 years old and at least 38 inches tall to climb the tower.
Entrance Ticket Details For North Point Lighthouse
- $8 for Adults
- $5 for adults age 65+ with ID
- $5 for children age 5-11
- No charge for children age 4 and under.
Private Tours on a Weekday:
- Private tours and education tours by appointment at special rates: $ 10 per person, but a minimum of 10 people or $ 100 minimum per group, whichever is greater.
For other prices, visit the official website.
How to Reach North Point Lighthouse
- Bus: At Downer & Belleview #3664
- By Taxi
- By Car/Bike
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14.88% of people who visit Milwaukee include North Point Lighthouse in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
78.57% of people start their North Point Lighthouse visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see North Point Lighthouse
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting North Point Lighthouse
North Point Lighthouse Reviews & Ratings
The lighthouse is located in Lake Park just off Wahl St. along Lake Michigan in Glendale, Wis. The historic lighthouse was originally built in 1855 and replaced in 1888. It is now on the National Register of Historic Places. There is a small fee to tour the lighthouse and the museum...well worth it. There are walking trails in back of the structure which will take you through a beautiful park along the lake cliffs. The parking is good there are clean restrooms available.
Beautiful light house specially if you visit after midnight. Some people believe it is haunted. Some others just take a walk around it and enjoy.
I loved the tour and its history. I got amazing views of 3 major cities and great pictures!
The North Point Lighthouse is a beautiful gem. I had never been there, but decided to do the tour when friends asked me to go with. Surround by trees and landscaping, overlooking the lake, it was easy to forget you were in the middle of the city. The lighthouse might not look that tall, but when you take the winding walk up to the top, you find that it is taller than expected, and well worth it. The view from above is amazing. Highly reccommend!
My family & I take all of summer walks in the evening along this street. It NEVER gets old. Although I luv the Fall, I'm bummed to see summer end.😒