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Pabst Mansion

Address: 2000 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233-2043
Phone Number: 414-931-0808
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Ranked #9 of 76 Attractions in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Featuring 37 rooms, 12 baths and 14 fireplaces, sea captain and beer baron Captain Frederick...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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.

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Have heard about this place for years... So glad we made the visit. So historical, so beautiful. My husband and I both enjoyed the self-guided tour very much. Gift shop had very nice items for the Christmas season as well. Just have to recommend this for anyone's bucket list Right here in Milwaukee! Photos are not allowed inside. Probably not... More 

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Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

The added benefit of visiting the Pabst Mansion in December is that it is beautifully decorated for the holidays. There are an abundance of tour guides to walk you through the history. From a timing perspective, you can plan on 30-45 minutes. Well worth the history lesson.

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Marion, South Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

This was a wonder in its time and still is. What a treat to go through this amazing place. The tour guide was great and it was like a trip to the past. they had a little gift shop and I picked up a few pieces of vintage jewelry. good time

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usa
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Beautifully refinished, as if the family has momentarily stepped into another room, but it was crowded beyond belief. I think it would have been a lot more enjoyable if we had had a tour instead of just a bit of paper thrust into our hands and would advise against settling for less. One gets a real sense of the Pabst... More 

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SD
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

The house is a real beauty with many unique furnishings. The docents are charming, knowledgeable and obviously care about these pages in Milwaukee history. It's in the busy Marquette U neighborhood, but parking is available in the area immediately around the house and to the north (meters). Tours are well worth the cost.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Very much enjoyed the Pabst Mansion. So much to see and was fascinated by history preserved. Each room prevoked a memory from my own past. Must see!

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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We took a self guided tour due to the holiday season. Very nice with furnishings from the time period. Able to walk through the rooms and get up close -- no ropes like at some historic places.

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Pabst Mansion was really worth the visit. We were a bit concerned about the price of the tickets but were glad we visited this Christmas. The house itself is warm and inviting, cozy. It feels really like you could settle in and enjoy a lovely family Christmas in the place! It takes about 45 minutes for a gentle stroll... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Although I am a resident of Milwaukee, and have heard of the Pabst mansion, I never took the time to visit this house until today and I am glad that I did. My visit was on 2 December 2014. The Pabst mansion was the home of Captain Frederick Pabst who started the Pabst Brewing Company in Milwaukee in the late... More 

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chicago, IL
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Definitely go while the holidays are around so it is more festive. The docents are very knowledgable and are engaging! If you are interested in the history of the family and how they influenced the city of Milwaukee - it is a must.

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