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Wind Point Lighthouse

in Racine County
4725 Lighthouse Dr
Wind Point, WI
53402
Attractions
Lighthouse
North/Caledonia
Wind Point Lighthouse

The Wind Point Lighthouse has been continuously lit since its beginning on November 15, 1880. One hundred years later, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The park and beach area are open year round while public tours inside the lighthouse are available on certain dates of the year or through a private tour. The lighthouse grounds are also available to be rented for weddings and special events.

Designed by Orlando Metcalfe Poe, a Brigadier General in the Civil War, Wind Point Lighthouse stands 108 feet tall. The lighthouse keeper lived on site with his family and needed to carry fuel up the 144 iron steps daily to the Fresnel Lens, which can be seen in the old Coast Guard Keepers Quarters that now serves as Wind Point Village Hall.

In 1924, it was the second lighthouse of all the Great Lakes to be electrified and it was replaced with a fully automated system in 1964. The Village of Wind Point maintains the lighthouse and grounds as a historic landmark for all to enjoy.

The park has picnic tables, benches, outdoor restrooms, and gardens to stroll through. The beach is open for swimming at your own risk as no lifeguards are present.

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