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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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Beautiful mansion!

One of the best preserved Gilded Age mansions in the Midwest. If you enjoy history and design arts, you won't regret your visit. Absolutely gorgeous. Our docent was ok, not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

One of the best preserved Gilded Age mansions in the Midwest. If you enjoy history and design arts, you won't regret your visit. Absolutely gorgeous. Our docent was ok, not great, but the house is so amazing, we didn't care.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

When Captain Frederick Pabst, Milwaukee’s famed beer baron, began construction of a new mansion for his family in 1890, he could not have anticipated that it would survive and thrive into the twenty-first century as a testament to America’s Gilded Age. At one time, there were many houses similar in style to the Pabst home along Wisconsin Ave. Over time,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This place is wonderful. Kind of a little complicated to find but once your in it is a true place of history. If you like architecture you would be amazing with the craft if thus building. The tour guides are passionate and love to share their information. It's a home with so much history and fun so glad we took... More 

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is an excellent house to tour, especially if you love architecture and history. Frederick Pabst started building this in 1890 and moved in, in 1892. It is amazing that it was built so quickly considering the incredible detail of the wood throughout. We had an excellent docent. You enter to purchase your tickets in the chapel-like structure on the... More 

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

As someone who generally prefers monochromatic modern or chrome futuristic type designs, seeing Pabst Mansion was a pleasant surprise. The architecture is unique room by room, and the level of painstaking detail into both the original construction as well as modern restoration are hard to fathom. Our tour guide was very informative, though very time-oriented. It would have been pleasant... More 

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Hobart, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The tour included lots of interesting history facts not only about the Pabst family, but also about Milwaukee and a bit about the history of beer. Our tour guide was good.

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Milford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Our docent gave us lots of great information on Captain Pabst and family as well as the history of the home. She went into detail about the different styles in the each of the rooms. The preservation society is doing a wonderful job restoring the property back to its former glory. The Diocese owned the property between the Pabst Family... More 

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Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My family and I stopped at the mansion for the tour. It is a grand house with lots of history. We had a nice time on the tour

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This was nice diversion but the tour is not ling enough or interesting enough. There Ned's to be more. Beautiful mansion though that really gives a good idea about how rich people lived at the turn of the last century.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

On our first trip to Milwaukee, it seemed only natural to visit the home of one of the city's most famous citizens. We were fascinated with the opulence enjoyed by the famous Great Lakes sea captain and his family, including many prominent national and international guests as the good captain emerged as an international beer baron. All of the acquired... More 

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