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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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Chicago, Illinois
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Loved seeing this 1890's mansion and it's restored splendor on the first floor and portions of the upstairs. It was quite impressive and they are continuing to restore the rooms one by one. Can only see the interior via tour and the they tour was great in providing history of Captain Pabst and his family.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This was the first time we'd every been to Milwaukee and found this while looking for things to do - there was also a pamphlet in the entry way of the hotel we stayed in. I'm so glad we did it. The tour started on time and we definitely got our $9 worth. Our tour lasted for 1.5 hours. The... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We were very disappointed as you couldn't just walk around and look, you had to take the guided tour. While some of the stories were good, there were too many of them. Also, we had a very large group (apparently they don't limit the number of people per group), so it was difficult to hear at times. Would not recommend.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We did the guided tour which lasts an hour and had a terrific docent. All are volunteers and ours was so knowledgeable! This is the house the Joseph Pabst built and lived in but was then sold to the Catholic Archdiocese and finally is now a non-profit being restored to it's original state. The 1st and 2nd floors are open... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is an amazing place especially during Christmas time. The decorations and dinner were wonderful, The house was renovated and it was an old living quarters for a past Archbishop of Milwaukee.

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Arlington, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Pabst Mansion offers a very nice one hour tour of the residence. It is beautifully restored and the docent guide is very informative. There is also a gift shop. Plenty of parking outside on the street as well as a parking lot on the premises. Great old building decorated in Victorian style.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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369 reviews 369 reviews
163 attraction reviews
267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Pabst Mansion is located just west of Marquette University on West Wisconsin Avenue (right next to a University dormitory). It is also about 1 or 2 miles directly west of downtown Milwaukee and a few blocks north of I-94. In 1892 this fantastic old mansion was built by Captain Frederick Pabst, the owner of the Pabst Brewing Company. The... More

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Lexington, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Pabst Mansion is a must see attraction during your visit to Milwaukee. The mansion's interior details are outstanding. The woodworking is absolutely gorgeous as well as the decorating. The tour itself was rather interesting and filled with a lot of history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It's like stepping back in time! The tour was very informative and not boring at all. It's Really a local wonder! If you love antiques or interior design, or history you have to go!

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Greendale, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Pabst Mansion is beautiful -- it was all decorated for the holidays when I was there and very well done. The mansion is exceptional!

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