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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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Nassau, New Providence Island
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
46 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The Pabst mansion is amazing. The exterior is gorgeous and you get a feel for what Milwaukee must have been like at the turn of the 20th century. I loved being able to see inside and that the museum has done such a great job of preserving what's there, restoring what needed to be restored, and ensuring that you get... More

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Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The foundation is doing a wonderful job of preservation and the guides are so enthusiastic! And all the details took only 2 years to build! What a gem of building. I liked the fact it was not Victorian, it is a Germanic-American beauty with all the modern touches of late 19 th. C America. Liked the details of the linen... More

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Clinton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Totally enjoyed the Pabst Mansion tour, even if the restoration is a work in progress. The guides were extremely knowledgeable about the Pabst family, the mansion and art/articles in it. It's a friendly tour with plenty of trivia about beer, artifacts and the people. And the entire place is lovely to boot! Worth a morning or afternoon of your time.

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Woodstock, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The Pabst Mansion is definitely a place to go due to it's incredible beauty and the wonderful story of Captain Pabst and his family. If you have ever refinished a piece of wood, you would have a great appreciation of the many different rooms of beautiful wood that makes this place so unique. We had a great docent who loved... More

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West Des Moines Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Very interesting and what a beautiful mansion, can't believe they wanted to level it and was saved in the eleventh hour. Worth your time to see such a beautiful mansion and to hear the history of the Pabst family. Mansions lined the street now this is the only one left, can't imagine what beauty that was back then.

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Augusta, GA
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185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This tour is about 1 hr and 15 minutes and is worth the price of admission and the standing. They are doing a great job of restoring but they have a ways to go. Most of the ground floor is done, and is very interesting. Many things in the house belonged to the Pabst family and are in excellent condition.... More

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