Special Event

When Angels Carried Them Away: Death and Mourning in the Victorian Era

Saturday, October 6, 2018

4:00 - 7:30 PM


Stephen Person, the Undertaker


When: October 6th Cruise departs at 4 p.m. and returns at 7:30 p.m. 
Cost: $44.00 per person (space is limited to 34 people per day for this event) 
Where: Boats depart from the Rivera Dock 812 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva, WI, 53147

Brief Description: Victorians embraced death as a cause for elaborate ritual. During this era (1876-1915) the ritual of death became increasingly sophisticated and the period saw the development of the modern cemetery, mortician and public funeral complete with floral arrangements and hearse transportation for the deceased. This program will feature a presentation on Victorian funeral and mourning customs, a first floor house tour, and narrated lake boat tour of maritime mishaps on the Lake Geneva Cruise Line.  For more information please visit Black Point Estate at www.blackpointestate.org or call 262-248-1888. To purchase tickets, please visit the Lake Geneva Cruise Line at www.cruiselakegeneva.com or call 262-248-6206.


Black Point Estate & Gardens
812 Wrigley Drive (Boat Dock)
Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Location Information

Black Point Estate is located on Geneva Lake in southeastern Wisconsin. Visitors travel to the site via boat. Tickets can be booked through Lake Geneva Cruise Line, a private tour company. Boat rides depart from and return to Riveria Docks in downtown Lake Geneva. The entire tour takes approximately three hours. Call the Lake Geneva Cruise Line at 262-248-6206 for more information.

Accessibility Information

Access to Black Point Estate from the boat dock requires navigating 120 steps. Visitors requiring assistance with wheelchair accommodations should call the site at 262-248-1888.