Thursday, April 23, 2015

Black Pointe Estate

With summer approaching and plans in progress for my return to the states, I'm reminded of my visit to the Black Pointe Estate in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin last year. Although I grew up in Wisconsin and I am a fan of historic homes,it was my first visit to the estate. Run by the Wisconsin Historical Society, the tour includes a boat ride across the lake with an informative captain, a tour of the grounds and interior of the estate. The area is protected so visitors arrive via boat as the original owners did more than a hundred years ago to visit their summer home. Unique compared to other historic homes, the contents on display are original to the owner.         

The tour begins on a boat that you board behind The Riviera. As the boat leisurely cruises along the lake to the estate, you'll learn a bit of history of the city and homes along the water front. After the boat docks, you'll climb the steps to the estate and enjoy an informative tour of the home and grounds from a knowledgeable guide.

I visited the estate in late summer so the flowers and trees were all in bloom. At the end of the tour, you'll board the same boat for a ride along the opposite side of the lake as you return to town. I had a great tour and a beautiful day to spend outdoors in Lake Geneva. If you're in the city I recommend that you check it out for a little bit of local history. 

How do you enjoy the local history in your home town or when you travel?

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