The Wind Point Lighthouse is open for tower climb tours on select dates during the year and is also available to private groups by reservation. The park grounds are open daily. Whether the trip is for exploring history, photos or taking in the scenery, visitors will be glad they got up and close with the historic lighthouse.
Open Tower Days
The Wind Point Lighthouse is open to the public for guided tours and climbs up the lighthouse tower on the first Sunday of the month between June and October. Sunday tours take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., every half hour. Beginning in 2018, tours will also be taking place on the Saturdays before the first Sundays of the month (July-September), from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Admission for tours is $10.00 per adult (ages 12 and up) and $5.00 for children (ages 6-11). Due to safety and liability concerns, no children under age 6 are admitted to the tower. Walk-ups are welcome; advance reservations are recommended. For more information or to make a tour reservation online, click here.
Private Group Tours
Tours for private groups must be arranged at least two weeks prior to the request date and are based on availability. There are two types of tours available - tours with tower climbs and tours without tower climbs. Admission for tours with tower climbs is $10.00 per adult (ages 12 and up) and $5.00 for children (ages 6-11); tower climbs are not available for children under the age of 6. There is a minimum admission fee of $300.00 for groups of mostly adults and $150.00 for groups of mostly children. Admission for tours without tower climbs is $3.00 per person with a minimum fee of $50.00. A security fee applies for all adult groups of 50 or more attendees. All tours are accompanied with a tour guide. To inquire about scheduling a private group tour, please submit a message using the Contact Form or contact the Wind Point Village Office at (262) 639-3524.
If you must cancel your private group tour, your fee will be refunded 100% if notification is made at least a month in advance. If notification of cancellation is made less than a month but at least two weeks from the event, the fee and deposit will be refunded 50%. If notification of cancellation is made less than two weeks from the tour, the fee is nonrefundable.
Park & Beach Area
The Wind Point Lighthouse is a beautiful place to visit any time of year. The park grounds are open 365 days a year, between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. The park has picnic tables, benches, outdoor restrooms (seasonally), a beach area and gardens, including a memorial brick garden maintained by the Racine/Kenosha Master Gardener Association. The beach area is open for swimming but lifeguards are not present so swimming is at your own risk. There is an outdoor foot washer just outside of the restrooms. The lighthouse grounds can be rented for weddings, parties, corporate events and more. For more information, click here.