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Bayernhof Music Museum

225 St. Charles Place, O'Hara, Pittsburgh, PA 15215
412-782-4231
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Ranked #17 of 92 Attractions in Pittsburgh
Type: Museums
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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Pennsylvania, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband and I found out about the Bayernhof from watching KDKA's "Pittsburgh's Hidden Treasures", and that title can be used to describe this amazing house. Although the directions to the property are a little sketchy, once you arrive you'll find it well worth the trip. The view is spectacular, the guide was knowledgable, and the house is indescribable. My... More

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White Oak, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This was formerly a private home that is now a" music",museum. Each of its many rooms can be described as wondrous and unbelievable. You think that nothing could be more awesome...until you step into the next room! Run, don't walk, to this amazing place.

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New Castle, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The title says that its a music museum, but its so much more. First you'll have to find this gem perched high on a bluff overlooking the Allegheny River above Sharpsburg, PA. It's in the back of a very cozy neighborhood. The view is spectacular from the family room! The house is a mansion built in the 1980's by a... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

You may not admire the Hummel figurines, the plastic flowers, the indoor waterfall, the imitation rococo clocks, the custom-made stained glass skylight, a bear-sized Nipper, Chuck's style of entertaining, or perhaps music machines bore you, but you have to admire Mr. Charles B.Brown, III's single-minded ambition and vision to create something memorable for when he is long gone. This was... More

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Central Pennsylvania
2 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My husband and I visited the Bayernhof Museum on Friday, June 20, 2014, while visiting Pittsburgh for a long weekend. This museum was by far our favorite Pittsburgh attraction! Not only was it well worth our money ($10/person for a 2.5 hour tour), but it was fun and fascinating. Neither my husband or I are particularly interested in music machines,... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

One of my favorite sites in Pittsburgh. Gotta love the guy with way too much money that builds a ridiculous house. Secret passages, word decor, more wet bats than you can count, this one's got it all!

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Taylors, South Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The Bayernhof Music Museum is truly a hidden gem that one must discover when visiting Pittsburgh. We discovered this museum in an on-line search and decided to give it a viewing. Loving music and gadgets, this seemed like a place made for my wife and I. We were not disappointed, point of fact, we could have stayed longer. The vintage... More

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Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

You will not be disappointed! This is the home of an eccentric millionaire who not only collected music machines he collected all things German. The tour was 3 hours long and I would go back there was so much to see you have to go more than once to take it all in. The home has the most beautiful view... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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121 reviews 121 reviews
65 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This is simply not to be missed. Dave, Chuck's friend and attorney for decades served as the docent. When we made reservations (a must and only on weekdays) he said the tour took about 3 hours. I thought "oh my" but it was the quickest 3 hours I've ever spent. Dave regaled us with amazing Charlie Brown stories and topped... More

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