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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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For the curious kid in everyone

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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maryland
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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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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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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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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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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 via mobile

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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