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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 #11 of 240 things to do in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Featuring 37 rooms, 12 baths and 14 fireplaces, sea captain and beer baron Captain Frederick...
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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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smalltown
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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The wealth displayed in this mansion is mind blowing. The historical society should be proud of the restoration that they have done with this building. Myself--I had no idea this kind of lavishness existed in mid-America. $9 adult tours are available lasting an hour. The guide kept the group together and on track. Parking was a problem but street parking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I'm ready to move in!:) You can go anytime, but Christmas is my favorite time to go , they have it decorated so pretty. I would suggest getting a guided tour, you'll learn so much more. The Woman"s Parlor and Dinning room are my favorite rooms. Also, I don't know about other times of the year but during the Holiday... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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152 reviews 152 reviews
60 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

loved how the different sides of doors went with the facing rooms. Architectural gem, acoustically incredible with modernity for its time. Lavish rooms, furniture, artwork, decor. Fascinating stories from tour guide. Worth the visit if you have a couple hours in Milwaukee, or if you're looking for a unique venue for a wedding. Short walk from Marquette.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The place is ideal for a weekend where you are in town and want to explore towns history and lifestyle of a beer baron. Dig in to the luxuries that money could but in those days. Liked : The house, build, furniture, fixtures and architecture. Disliked : Smell of old house.

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Chicago
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This tour takes about an hour to complete. The basic tour allows you to see the main floor and second floor of the mansion. By learning about the Pabst family, you get insight into the Milwaukee area. Our tour guide was friendly and informative. There is a small gift shop on the premise. Probably not a tour for younger children.

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Peoria, Arizona
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I'd recommend this tour 100%, the woodwork inside is beyond amazing and the history of the family is really interesting too. Next time I return to Milwaukee I plan on visiting again!

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Rich, Beautiful decor. Gives excellent idea of Entrepreneurs lifestyle........ You do not need the guide, everything seems clear and succint

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Loved that this historic home was in the process of being loveling restored. It is a work in progress so even if you have been there before it is worth a trip again. Come early so you can watch the video for more detail about the Pabst family which is very interesting. Our guide was wonderful but I understand that... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The Pabst Mansion is a look back at the history of Milwaukee in architecture, design, materials, lifestyle. This history of this family is fascinating, a bit tragic, yet indicates how life in Milwaukee was lived in time gone by. The restoration to original is stunning. the library alone is something to see.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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65 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I have been there several times but went at Christmas time and the decorations were historically done. You could picture what it was like back when the mansion had a family there. If you have not been there before take the guided tour. The docents are very informative.

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