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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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Savannah, Georgia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
23 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This is a traditional home from the late 1800s for the captains of industry, in this case that of the Frederick Pabst family of beer fame. Indeed an addition was made to the original home using the Pabst display at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair which also included the first ferris wheel. The beer competition at the fair earned not... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

My wife and I took the mansion tour expecting to see a typical over-the-top home built by a business tycoon - which it is - but we also received a great introduction to Milwaukee history and the brewing business. We enjoyed our tour guide and historical photos as much as the house itself. Well worth a visit!

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London
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This a guided tour only. So make sure you check the times. It is lovely to see such a historic home randomly in a modern built area. My bf and I stopped off here after reviews from tripadvisor and we were not disappointed. The guide was very informative and friendly. When she gives you the talk it makes you feel... More

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Northport, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Best to take the tour rather than to wander on your own. The current owners are slowly restoring so many lovely rooms and bringing in Pabst family pictures and furniture.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I wish you got to go into a few other parts of the house, but the tour was interesting and the docent informative, if a little crusty.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Great place to visit to learn more about the man that started Pabst Brewery. Charming docents and great stories about The Captain. Highly recommend for visitors and locals alike.

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Longwood, Florida, United States
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35 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We happened to stop by between tours, and decided not to wait for the next one. We were able to walk around the property and peek in a few windows. The interior looks just as beautiful as the exterior. I took some nice pictures on the grounds, and would have loved to see inside.

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Elgin, IL
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Wisconsin is our 2nd home and for a day trip we ended up here. The woodwork itself is phenomenal and the history of the Pabst family is intriguing. Right by Marquette University, the location has parking and sits among the tall buildings of the school. Milwaukee is full of historical beer and food stops; this one is a hit! On... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Our tour guide, Diane, needed a little more excitement and pep in her stories about the mansion. It was interesting that some of the things we learned at the Best Tour conflicted with the things we learned at the Mansion Tour, maybe they should get together to say the same things. I wish we got to take pictures as the... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I loved the tour, it was informative and the guides were great. The house is amazing, most of it preserved with the original furniture, place settings etc... It is a wonderful way to see 1) how life was back in the 1900's and 2) how the top 1% lived. I especially appreciated that 1 room and the ticket office had... More

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