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Bayernhof Music Museum

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Address: 225 St. Charles Place, O'Hara, Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Phone Number: 412-782-4231
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Unique, interesting, museum - not to be missed!

Although I've lived in the Pittsburgh area my whole life, I'd never heard about the Bayernhof Museum until a few months ago. What a hidden gem! It looks like every other house... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Although I've lived in the Pittsburgh area my whole life, I'd never heard about the Bayernhof Museum until a few months ago. What a hidden gem! It looks like every other house in the residential neighborhood, but once you step inside, holy cow! We didn't know where to look first! So many interesting, unusual musical instruments, collectibles, etc. And every... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My family and I went to here because we had lots of time to spend in Pittsburgh. Well worth the small fee! Many interesting rooms, and hearing the stories of the man who originally owned the house was also funny and interesting. The house is very elaborate, and has some quirky features like hidden exits and a fake cave. The... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Lived in Pittsburgh all our lives and this is one place we have never visited. We called and had a reservation for a morning tour, was told it would take 2 hours. Hmmmm, would we be bored... NO!! Malcom greeted us when we rang the doorbell. Once everyone was there (about 7 in total), he enthralled us with delightful tales... More 

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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is an out of the ordinary museum in an odd location, but beautiful overlooking the Allegheny River. The amount of musical instruments is astounding and beautiful. A lovely tour. Make sure to call for reservations, there are no walk in tours. It's worth the visit.

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maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We originally came to see the eclectic collection of automated instruments, but what made really made this tour were the stories and the house itself. I don't want to give anything away but to give you an idea about what makes this house interesting - the owner/builder was an engineer who had money, no wife or kids to spend it... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

If you are thinking this is just music boxes, you're wrong. You should definitely call ahead. Not too hard to find. It is in a residential neighborhood. We got there and after a short introduction, started the tour. Player pianos, player violins, etc. fill the house. But the best part is the house itself! Incredible! This is what I think... More 

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Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

An interesting place. This belonged to a rich man who built many quirky things into his "house." There is a cave and a swimming pool. A wide variety of musical instruments and music boxes. There is even a two-person elevator if you're disabled and can't climb the stairs. You must make a reservation and you will be given a private... More 

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Bedford, Pennsylvania
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14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We called ahead and Dave actually stayed over night to make sure he would be there to give 4 of us a tour since the weather was bad. We were there Feb 13, 2015. We were in for a real treat, and enjoyed all the stories, music boxes and hearing many of them play. The house itself was incredible and... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I decided to explore this exclusive and very private mansion of Charles Brown III, an eccentric millionaire. The tour guide was a very good story teller as we learned a lot about Charles Brown III and the life he had in his home. I don't want to spoil any of the tales as the museum tells them... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I am so glad we did this tour!! Great narratives given by our tour guide, and the place was very unique and fun to tour. Lots of surprises! Well worth the money. We liked it so much, we plan on going again when we return to Pittsburgh.

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