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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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A mansion with a view

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Oakmont
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Pennsylvania
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Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
23 helpful votes 23 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 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

It's a house, so a house is in a neighborhood is the only odd part...not dislike...but odd part. The owner was fascinated with music making toys, furniture etc. Other than the indoor pool with hidden areas and the HUGE grill, and the wine cellar, and the hidden doors and stairways was the organ that was used for old movie soundeffects.

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Irwin, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Went there on advice of friends not knowing what to expect. The guide was very entertaining and informative. The musical instruments and boxes are beautiful. Hidden staircases intriguing. So many things to see but not rushed through on tour. I encourage all to visit. There are stairs to climb several times so be aware if you have stair concerns

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

My husband and I took the 10:30 am tour on a Sat. am. This was the home of eccentric millionaire Chuck Brown. The house has 26 rooms, although the tour doesn't go to all of them. Chuck was a collector of music machines. We heard samples from many of these ranging from player pianos, banjo, violin, and the type you... More 

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Although I lived in Pittsburgh for over 35 years, I had never heard of the Bayernhof Music Museum. Go. Yes. It's really interesting. And the music is great!! The description says it is a collection of music boxes -- but oh no -- it is much much more! When I think of music boxes I think of a smallish device... More 

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McKean, PA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Wow! This hard to find former home - now museum - is in a residential area of O'Hara Twp. overlooking the Allegheny and one of the locks, as well as fabulous views of the city. We had reservations for 10:30 on a Saturday morning. Tours are limited to about 10-12 people. The tour begins in the family room of Chuck... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This museum is a little out of the way, sitting in a residential community outside of the city, but well worth the drive to visit. I was expecting a museum full of music boxes but it is much more than that. This was a man's home, an eccentric man's home, and you get to see all of it. Not just... More 

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