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Rahr-West Museum and Mansion

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Serendipity visit.

A hidden gem. Wonderful space for exhibits. Enjoyed the Thos. Hart Benton theme of ship building... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Another Hidden Manitowoc Gem. Lots of Art!

This is a really Classy place - Really cool house and loads of great art - paintings and sculpture... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2019
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
610 N 8th St, Entrance Off Park Street, Manitowoc, WI 54220-3920
+1 920-686-3090
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A hidden gem. Wonderful space for exhibits. Enjoyed the Thos. Hart Benton theme of ship building and launching.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank wcpapainter
Reviewed July 2, 2019

This is a really Classy place - Really cool house and loads of great art - paintings and sculpture. Has never been crowded when we have gone there. No admission fee, but be kind and help with a donation in the box upon entering. Nice...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Alexander W
Reviewed June 24, 2019

We drove over from Appleton with family and had no idea what to expect at this little museum. What a wonderful surprise. The art exhibits were stimulating and gave us a new appreciation for Wisconsin artists. The mansion was a delight to explore, again with...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank SW_Washington
Reviewed June 12, 2019 via mobile

Went here for a quick visit in the afternoon. Really.neat exhibits and the mansion was beautiful. The staff was very kind and accommodating. Very friendly! Neat place!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 126tracyb
Reviewed May 7, 2019

the art work in the adjoining rooms were wonderful too. the woodwoek and staircase was beautiful. I loved the lirary too.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Connie M
Reviewed March 19, 2019

Th Rahr-West Museum's collections and special exhibits far surpass the expectation of a museum in a town the size of Manitowoc. The mansion is beauifully furnished and a treat for the eyes. We are very proud of this beautiful museum.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank James M
Reviewed March 3, 2019

Galleries were closed for new exhibit. Spent some time going through the mansion, which is what we like to see, old architecture. There is artwork in the mansion, we enjoyed our time looking at it.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank teklamom
Reviewed February 12, 2019

This art museum is a gem....and it's free! There is so much to see and do, you could fill an entire day. There is not only art, there is history! From the artwork, to the sculptures, to the tour of the mansion, there is so...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Leeanne R
Reviewed January 24, 2019

I loved seeing all our artwork hung up in the competitions in the past 3 years, as i love art myself, i come here every year with mom and dad and my six year old sister. it's a artists delight. i recommend coming here for...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Relax28329183199
Reviewed December 10, 2018

I preface this by admitting I am not an art museum person. The last one i was in was probably in Yokohama maybe 10 years ago. This place was a great visit and considering its in Manitowoc has an amazing collection. It is also free!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chrisnpg
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Response from HarryBGurnee_IL | Reviewed this property |
The information above is correct. A rather steep staircase with one landing leads to the exhibit rooms upstairs in the mansion. They're optional, however - quite a few interesting things to see on the ground floor, too!
July 10, 2016|
Response from cv66seabear | Reviewed this property |
The museum is free, although they do suggest a $5.00 donation. Closed Mondays Tuesday - Friday 10-4 Saturday & Sunday 11-4 Enjoy! The Mansion is not hadicap accessible as far as I know.