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Address: 2000 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233-2043
Phone Number: 414-931-0808
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Description: Featuring 37 rooms, 12 baths and 14 fireplaces, sea captain and beer baron...
Featuring 37 rooms, 12 baths and 14 fireplaces, sea captain and beer baron Captain Frederick Pabst's castle-like home was built in Flemish Renaissance style on Milwaukee's Grand Avenue of Mansions.
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Wonderful Piece Of History

The Pabst Mansion gives you a one hour guided tour for $12. It is very informative as well as interesting. The restoration of this home as well as the furnishings is beautiful! We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Westchester County, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The Pabst Mansion is a wonderful, historical building, but the tour is 75 minutes of pointing out "well restored" parts of the building after the Archdiocese of Milwaukee mostly over-painted and tore down most of the noteworthy parts of the building. The tour is too long, and sadly, I'd say you're better off driving by and knowing it's a wonderful... More 

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Fleming Island, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Pabst Mansion gives you a one hour guided tour for $12. It is very informative as well as interesting. The restoration of this home as well as the furnishings is beautiful! We got there at 11:10 and were put in with a tour that started at 11:00. This was not a good thing for them to do. We completely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

A well restored 1890s gem decorated by the finest old German craftsmen. Seen by tour only, but the tour was excellent. A must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Visited the mansion with a group of family members mid 20's to mid 50's. Every one of us enjoyed the visit! Excellent tour guide. He gave a history of the house, its owners, restoration work, who locally worked on the house and why it is in such amazing condition. The wood work, painting and details in this house are amazing.... More 

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Wisconsin, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The old mansion gets decked out for the holidays, almost makes you think you are back in the day celebrating with the wealthy brewers of Milwaukee! This is not walking distance of the Milwaukee hotels but just a short cab ride.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Fabulous guided tour. Amazing historical preservation. Parking can be iffy. Save your gift shopping for the Pabst Brewery.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We have visited many historical houses in the country but this is one of the few that have the original furnishings of the first owners. Furniture, paintings, china is all there. It is a grand house and you really get a sense of everyday life in Victorian Milwaukee. The tour covers three floors and you learn about the building, the... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Did the tour last week as part of a holiday trip from the UK. The building was very interesting and the rooms are fabulously restored (or are in the process of being restored) - but the best thing was our guide Ron, who was amazing! Very knowledgeable and friendly and he made our trip!

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We did this tour on a Friday afternoon. There were maybe 12 of us in the group so it was easy to get around. The tour guide, Dave, was excellent. He kept things moving along and shared so much with us about the Pabst family, the history of that time, the architecture as well as fun trivia facts. I really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Our tour guide has been doing tours for 20+ years now at the Pabst Mansion and was very good, he was very informative and knew lots about the mansion. The mansion has three floors, plus the attic and basement that you get to tour. My fiance and I were the only ones on the tour as no one else had... More 

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