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Address: 225 St. Charles Place, O'Hara, Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Phone Number: 412-782-4231
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Unique and fun!

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... read more

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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