North Point Lighthouse - Museum

Restored 1888 lighthouse and keeper's quarters with a maritime museum featuring exhibits and artifacts about Great Lakes shipping and lighthouse history. Climb the tower and tour the museum.

2650 N. Wahl Avenue
Milwaukee, WI • 53211
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Hours of Operation

7 a.m.-11 p.m.

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Visit Milwaukee's beautifully restored 1888 North Point Lighthouse Museum, an enduring symbol of the region's rich Great Lakes maritime heritage. Climb the tower for a spectacular view, enjoy a tour of our museum, visit our gift shop, enjoy Frederick Law Olmsted's Lake Park. Open year round - please check our Website for open hours (sometimes closed for special events). Usually open Sat.-Sun. 1-4 p.m. with additional hours in the summer. Admission: $8 adults; $5 adults 65+, students & children 5-18; Free children 4 & under when accompanied by parent, US Military vets & active duty. Weekday private & group tours available by appointment.

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Onsite Amenities
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  • Group Seating
  • ADA Compliant
  • Total Number of Meeting Rooms


  • Miles to Airport: 11.00
  • Miles to the Convention Center: 3.70
  • Price Range: $
  • Total Sq. Ft. Meeting Space: 1700
  • Sq. Ft. of Largest Meeting Room: 1700
  • Capacity of Largest Room Set Banquet Style: 80
  • Capacity of Largest Outdoor Space-Banquet Style: 250
  • Capacity of Largest Room Set Reception Style: 90
  • Capacity of Largest Room Set Conference Style: 90
  • Capacity of Largest Room Set Classroom Style: 50
  • Capacity of Largest Room Set Theater Style: 50
  • Ceiling Height: 10
  • Capacity of Largest Outdoor Space-Reception Style: 250
  • Facility Classification: Unique Event Venue

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NotesEvents take place 7 a.m.-11 p.m. outdoors in windowed tent. Air conditioned museum gallery is handicapped accessible. Two restrooms on gallery level. Max outdoor attendees 250. Gallery max is 75 attendees. Second floor conference room accommodates 12 guests.
DescriptionWhat better way to celebrate a landmark event like the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee than at historic Milwaukee landmark, the North Point Lighthouse Museum? Established in 1888, the lighthouse sits in Lake Park, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, on the bluffs overlooking Lake Michigan. Today, the lighthouse is a maritime museum. Guests can climb 84 steps to the top of the tower for a spectacular view of Lake Michigan, Downtown Milwaukee and Lake Park. With 2 acres of manicured gardens, the location is a perfect venue for an outdoor tented reception, cocktail party, meeting and tour. Guests can stroll the park and surrounding historic neighborhood.
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