We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pabst Mansion

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 2000 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233-2043
Phone Number: 414-931-0808
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description:

Featuring 37 rooms, 12 baths and 14 fireplaces, sea captain and beer baron...

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 612 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 380
    Excellent
  • 185
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Historic Home

My family and I love to visit historic homes when we travel. This was one of the most grand homes I've ever been in. The staff was very kind and knowledgeable. Make sure you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
kitkat014
via mobile

Similar Things to Do in Milwaukee

Add Photo Write a Review

612 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 603: English reviews
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I love to visit historic homes when we travel. This was one of the most grand homes I've ever been in. The staff was very kind and knowledgeable. Make sure you arrive close to the hour as each tour begins on the hour.

Helpful?
Thank kitkat014
Albia, Iowa
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a fun place to visit with so much history, fun knowledgeable staff, and amazing architecture. We are going to visit again!

Helpful?
Thank knapper3131
Detroit, Michigan
Level Contributor
24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lucked onto this tour just as we were leaving Milwaukee. Great look into the Pabst family history and their original home. Tour guide was knowledgable and answered questions throughout the tour. Really enjoyed this! Do not recommend tour for younger children (less than 11-12 years). Most likely not interesting for them and it's hard for them to not touch objects... More 

Helpful?
Thank TravlinGal1959
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I try to view historic homes when possible and return to the Pabst Mansion repeatedly. It is beautifully maintained and the volunteers giving the tours are very informative. I like to sometimes look around on my own and enjoy that two. I've been twice at Christmas time and it is a seasonal treat. I have been with family and friends... More 

Helpful?
Thank SavannahLillie
Melrose Park, Illinois
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Parking is located behind mansion, A/C on first floor only, second and third floor really warm. Very interesting history with this mansion

Helpful?
Thank Randy415
Level Contributor
19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice tour. A little pricey but not bad was over hour tour so worth it. Only problem would be parking but that's normal for Milwaukee. Our group was a little to large couldn't get on to see everything

Helpful?
Thank Patty B
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
Level Contributor
18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Pabst mansion was a last minute decision. I am glad we took the tour. The tour guide shared a lot of information regarding Frederick Pabst and his family It was fascinating to see how the mansion is being restored. The tour lasted 1 hour 15 minutes. Well worth it.

Helpful?
Thank sjr122
Essex, Maryland
Level Contributor
109 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Wow! What a beautiful house. Thank goodness this is still standing. They have done a phenomenal job renovating this place. Our tour guide was so great! She made me feel like I was back in time with Captain Pabst, and his family. The tour took about an hour and it was well worth it. They are still in the process... More 

Helpful?
Thank Markoshannon
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Level Contributor
61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Pabst Mansion in the fall. It is beautifully maintained and staffed with knowledgeable volunteers that make the visit very interesting.

Helpful?
Thank Cynthia M
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoy history and love mansions-modern and historic- so this was a great tour; I'm sure it isn't everyone's cup of tea, especially younger kids. There's a lot of walking and standing, and our group felt a little large to squeeze into some rooms, but the guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting. A little difficult for... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Lynn C

Travelers who viewed Pabst Mansion also viewed

 

Been to Pabst Mansion? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Pabst Mansion and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Pabst Mansion staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?