Contact: Keri O’Keefe

Lake Geneva, Wis. – Discover a different view of downtown Lake Geneva and historic Maple Park on the 2018 Black Point Estate and Gardens Legends and Landmarks Series: A Walking Tour of Lake Geneva.

“Lake Geneva is a city rich in cultural and architectural history,” said David Desimone, site director of Black Point Estate and Gardens.  “This tour will expand on that history to also include many of the colorful personalities and events that bring the city’s cultural heritage to light.”

On the tour, guests will learn which buildings were designed by famous architects, which have a colorful past and which significant structures were lost to neglect or the wrecking ball.  Along the way, participants will hear stories about famous individuals such as Sidney Smith, Frank Lloyd Wright, William Le Baron Jenny, and many more!


Date: June 7June 21July 5July 19Aug. 2Aug. 16Sept. 6


Time: 6:30pm


Location: Tour departs from the Rivera Building (812 Wrigley Drive in downtown Lake Geneva)


The ninety minute guided tour will cover roughly 1.5 miles. The cost is $8.00 per person.  Registration in advance is recommended and is on a first come, first serve basis.  Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling Black Point Estate and Gardens at 262-248-1888 or purchased day of the tour directly from the tour guide.


Visit for more information and a list of events.


About Black Point Estate and Gardens
Black Point Estate and Gardens is one of twelve historic sites administered by the Wisconsin Historical Society. The estate is a 20 room Queen-Anne style “cottage” built by Chicago beer baron Conrad Seipp with construction completed in 1888. Black Point Estate and Gardens is open for tours from May to October. Visitors can reach the site by boat, just as family and friends did in a bygone era. For more information and a list of upcoming events, visit

About Wisconsin Historical Society
The Wisconsin Historical Society, founded in 1846, ranks as one of the largest, most active and most diversified state historical societies in the nation. As both a state agency and a private membership organization, its mission is to help people connect to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing stories. The Wisconsin Historical Society serves millions of people every year through a wide range of sites, programs and services. For more information, visit

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