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Address: 2000 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233-2043
Phone Number: 414-931-0808
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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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Nice Little Tour

A great trip into Milwaukee history with focus on the brewing industry. If you have a couple of hours to spare while visiting the city, we would definitely recommend seeing the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Greer, South Carolina

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Greer, South Carolina
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133 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great trip into Milwaukee history with focus on the brewing industry. If you have a couple of hours to spare while visiting the city, we would definitely recommend seeing the Mansion.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Pabst Mansion is filled with history. Very beautiful, it continues to be renovated to it's original state. The tour guides are very knowledgeable, congenial, helpful. I enjoyed my tour tremendously. The only issue is that there is no where to sit along the way. One can sit in/near the gift shop on the first floor. For this reason, a... More 

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NYC
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92 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a Saturday afternoon tour of the Pabst Mansion, a building with interesting architecture and decor, as well as cultural history. Even for those who may not be knowledgeable about "old furniture" (I myself am not) the unique rooms and Pabst family history make this tour worthwhile. Our guide (I think her name was Barbara) was engaging, well-versed, and brought... More 

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Jenison, Michigan
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19 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I did this tour by accident. It was an interesting tour but dragged on for about 1.5 hours.

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had some time to kill and decided to try the tour of the Pabst Mansion out. It way exceeded our expectations and was really informative. Access is by guided tour only and we had an outstanding tour guide (Serena, I believe was her name) who lead us around the house providing great insight into the Pabst family and the... More 

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Moline, Illinois, Usa
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First time to visit over the Christmas holidays. This home is beautiful. Docents were informative and courtesy. All of the additional Christmas decorations made the house very festive. Great treasure for downtown Milwaukee. Only downside was that the parking was limited.

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Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

History buffs will enjoy the tour, but leave the rest of your group downtown. Unless you are into brewery history, this tour is a bit expensive.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This home is so beautiful. We make a point of going before Christmas when the entire Pabst mansion is decorated with beautiful Christmas trees and decorations throughout the house. The quality of workmanship in this historic house is second to none. A bust of a smiling Frederick Pabst greets you as you enter. I think he approves of how the... More 

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Mequon, Wisconsin
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72 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the Pabst Mansion on a whim during spring break. There was a docent that took us through, and you get to tour almost then entire mansion. Really interesting if you are visiting Milwaukee, and also if you live here, and just want something cool to do.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This mansion is beautifully restored and the docents were knowledgable and enthusiastic. The Christmas decorations were an added bonus but it would be beautiful either way.

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