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Pabst Mansion

2000 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233-2043
414-931-0808
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Ranked #9 of 90 Attractions in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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236 reviews 236 reviews
83 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We were disappointed we were not able to take photos in the Mansion but understand. We had a great tour guide and it was nice to hear that Mr. Pabst was a nice guy. Throughout our one year ride across America it is very hard to believe that money does not buy happiness because once again Captain Pabst seemed very... More

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St. Louis
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

A true gem and must see if you love old historical homes. Dedicated and knowledgable docents. Luxurious architecture and furnishings.

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Rockford, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The Pabst Mansion was beautiful and the tour was very interesting. The history of this place and the beautiful hand carved wood and marble was great. It is well worth the $10 fee.

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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Went on a rainy morning and had the luxury of being the only one on the 11am tour. Josh was the docent and was fantastic. You can tell he is passionate about the property and history and it shows! What an incredible museum. Definitely worth the visit.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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164 reviews 164 reviews
50 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is the house of Frederick Pabst the founder of Pabst Brewing. It was built in the 1890's and is essentially the same as when it was sold in the early 1900's to the archdiocese of Milwaukee after restoration. The restoration is still in progress and they are collecting some of Pabst original furnishings and other period furnishings. The ornate... More

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Hendersonville
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109 reviews 109 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It is the last remaining of the great mansions of Milwaukee. It is mostly renovated but still a work in progress. The tour was nice but a little slow. We did enjoy just looking around.

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I visited the Mansion, and although it requires some preservation, it was / is a well kept place, and worth the visit / tour.

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Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Thank goodness they preserved this mansion. Others along the same street did not fare as well. Great story of a brewing legend and his family. Located just west of Marquette Univ in not the greatest neighborhood, but they have their own fenced parking area right next to the home. Excellent docent, and home if full of origianal family items or... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Located close to downtown, the Pabst Mansion is worth a visit, particularly for those interested in American history. The house is typical of the Victorian era, with no surface left undecorated. The volunteer guides do an excellent job, covering the architecture, furniture and art in detail. They also bring the Pabsts to life and are very knowledgeable about the last... More

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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46 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This mansion is beautiful and isolated in it's glory. There is nothing else like it in Milwaukee. The upkeep could be better, however, as the building is showing signs of aging and mild neglect. The required tour is onerous. Just let people walk through on their own with a handheld audio tour!

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