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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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Phoenix, Arizona
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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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
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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Minot, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I can't remember my tour guides name, but she grew up in the area playing in the neighborhood yard of the house she now gives tours of. Both her and the mansion are one of a kind. We purchased the three museum pass and enjoyed this mansion the most. The rooms are detailed and were well thought out by the... More

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novi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Impressive mansion from the Gilded Age (approx. 1870-1899) along the once stately "Grand Ave" now known as Wisconsin Ave. Wisconsin Ave used to be home to 60 expansive mansions. Sadly as growth from Milwaukee spread West, many of them were torn down. The former home of Capt. Frederick Pabst is one of the few remaining mansions. Most but not all... More

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Coal Township, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Gorgeous old mansion, our tour guide was very informative and loved what he was doing, which makes all the difference. It was a wonderful way to learn about the Pabst brewing history and the family life of the early 1900's. If you like history and old buildings, this is a must see in Milwaukee.

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Sarnia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Tours run on the hour and that seems to be the only way you can tour the facility. The tour guide was very knowledgable both about the house and the Pabst family. I don't think young children would find it very interesting. The mansion has been nicely restored due to the fact that they had actual photographs to work from.... More

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