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Pabst Mansion

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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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Ceilings that will make you want to cry

My 10 year old son surprised me with wanting to check out this gem while we were on a short stay in Milwaukee. The house is exceptionally beautiful, the work they have done truly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My 10 year old son surprised me with wanting to check out this gem while we were on a short stay in Milwaukee. The house is exceptionally beautiful, the work they have done truly honors that time it was built. Our guide was great. However I would never suggest this tour for young children as they are dead serious about... More 

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Very interesting place to visit. Tour guide gave lots of information and was very knowledgeable. Worth going to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We loved the beautiful hand-made woodwork, the gorgeous building design, and the informative tour leadership.

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Middleton, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful house that has been meticulously restored. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and there wasn't a question he couldn't answer. I'd highly recommend taking the time to tour. I can't wait to return when the mansion is decorated for the holidays!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our tour of the mansion. It is an amazing house & piece of history. So glad it has been preserved! Our guide was knowledgeable. It's a bummer to not be allowed to take pictures as would have been nice to have a few photos of the kids while on the tour. We recommend it for teenagers and older.... More 

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Lebanon, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

My husband and I enjoyed visiting the Pabst mansion and learning more about the Captain. Our tour guide Barb was a bit much. As we were asking one of the other employees of the mansion a question and as the other employee was answering Barb sternly said something about waiting on us for the tour. She was rude and it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

This house was very immaculate! We went here on a whim. It is interesting to see what this family lived like back then. They were way ahead of their time. We were part of a 6 person group so we got to ask more questions/spend time/see better. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. Worth seeing the details of the home!

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Germantown, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The Pabst Mansion is beautiful and well worth visiting to get history of Frederick Pabst's family and home in Milwaukee. The tour guide was knowledgeable and provided stories of the family as well as descriptions on how the rooms were restored. Most rooms have been restored, some are in the process. Sadly, many rooms were painted over in the past,... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Interesting and informative home tour by a wonderful docent. Price is very fair but be prepared to stand most of the time. Also some rooms there's little to no AC... as of yet. Would not take small children as there is NO TOUCHING unless ok'd by the docent and it would be a very boring 1 1/2 hours for little... More 

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Worth a stop if you've got a discount coupon -we had a groupon deal. Tour got a little too long though. was supposed to be 75 minutes and went over 90.

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