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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 #6 of 76 Attractions 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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Tbilisi, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

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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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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Loves Park, Illinois, United States
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6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The history here was quite interesting. The woodwork was worth the trip alone. The restoration work was second to none. Definitely a window in time to see how wealthy people lived in 1890. worth the trip - I enjoyed so much - I would go again

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Akron, Ohio
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23 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

We visited between Christmas and New Year so the house had decorations for Christmas. We took the self guided tour since we arrived after the last guided tour. My son had been on a guided tour in the past so he relayed some of the highlights. Based on his insides, I would recommend the guided tour. The home was well... More 

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Chicago
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The house was beautiful with many original furnishings. The gift shop is in what used to be a chapel. The gift shop selections were ok if you want beer doodads, but limited otherwise.

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The Pabst Mansion was much more than we imagined. Even our eight year old daughter loved it. Be sure to check it out during the Holidays, it's beautifully decorated. Our favorite room was the Captain's Study....amazing mancave!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We went for Bartolatas Christmas event , we took our children and Grandchildren as well as my 89 yr old Mother. The event was spectacular , sitting in this landmark was an unbelievable visual affidavit of how life could have been like in Milwaukee in the late 1800's ( for incredibly wealthy people ) . I would recommend this to... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Blown away by the Christmas decorations, but, would have loved to be a fly on the wall during the Mansion's heyday, Christmas or not. Took a self-guided tour with the Mansion's brochure, but docents were in various spots giving great information. Beautiful built-in and free standing pieces, some original, some period pieces due to the family taking some items. Restoration... More 

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