Tour one of the finest examples of Queen Anne architecture and view one of the most intact collections of Victorian furnishings in the Midwest on the shores of Geneva Lake. When you visit Black Point Estate & Gardens you step up to the original American dream. Conrad Seipp, an immigrant from Hessen, Germany, built a fortune on the beer industry in Chicago during the 19th century beer boom in the Midwest. Consistent with Victorian era trends, Seipp’s wealth was reflected in the family’s ornate home and lifestyle.
On a hill overlooking Geneva Lake, the Seipps spent their leisure time picnicking in their gardens and enjoying the veranda views with family and friends from their Queen- Anne Victorian summer cottage. Tour this historic treasure and see quintessential Victorian architectural elements while experiencing the lifestyle of one of the great 19th century beer barons. Tour available by boat or coach. Contact us for details on our customized group tours!
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Step into the 19th century with an escorted docent tour of the mansion. The tour brings to life the 100+ summers of four generations of the Seipp family. Through births and deaths, wars, depression, business ups and downs, Black Point was always the summer focal point for this extraordinary family. Tour available by boat or coach. Tour available by boat or coach. Contact us for details on our customized group tours!