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Pabst Mansion

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Address: 2000 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233-2043
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+1 414-931-0808
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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 beautiful home was built in the Flemish Renaissance style on Milwaukee's historic Grand Avenue. During docent-led tours visitors will see the first through third floors and learn about the Pabst Mansion and family.

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An amazing piece of history!

Beautiful house, being on the 1st floor really throws you back in time. They are still restoring the home back to its original look after the Archdiocese change the look of it... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Orchard Park, New York

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Orchard Park, New York
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47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful house, being on the 1st floor really throws you back in time. They are still restoring the home back to its original look after the Archdiocese change the look of it during their 67 years stay. The tour guide was really friendly and knowledgeable, had some good stories and details. I only went on the normally tour, as I... More 

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janesville, wi
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185 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I loved our visit to the Pabst Mansion, so wonderful to see such great history on display. You truly feel like you have gone back in time when walking around this magnificent house. It should also be noted that the volunteers who are working inside the mansion are full of knowledge, take advantage of their information by... More 

1 Thank brewerpride06
Management response:

Thank you very much for the nice review. I want to make sure and share this with our volunteers. They will also really appreciate hearing the kind words. More 

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267 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Pabst mansion is grandiose from the outside, but the furnished interior is truly beautiful to view. The craftsmanship is old world and the home is bigger on the inside than it looks. A great tour for the money.

2 Thank Tom I
Management response:

Thank you very much for your nice comments. This house is 20,000 sq feet, 8,000 just for Captain and Mrs Pabst and 12,000 for servants and work area! It is pretty amazing! More 

Arlington, Texas
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In town for a conference, we went here based on suggestions. What an amazing place with such history. So glad it was saved from being a parking lot!

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Thanks for the nice comment! More 

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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119 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited this twice and found it a bit sleepy both times. It is a lovely home and a great keepsake for Milwaukee but I wish they would spice up the tour with a few more great "stories for the past". It's not to exciting. The gift shop could use some excitement as well. The building is very well... More 

Thank Marijo W
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Thank you for your comment and suggestion. More 

east coast
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53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Flemish Renaissance Revival style mansion, built in mere 2 years in the late19th c, for Captain Frederick Pabst, founder of Pabst Brewing Co. and his family has been beautifully maintained and restored. The family lived there from 1892-1908. It was then sold to the Archdioceses of Milwaukee who continued to own it for the next 67 years. It was... More 

1 Thank onthego321
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Thank you for the wonderful and very informative review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour so much and really appreciate your input. More 

Joliet, Illinois
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This home is definitely worth stopping for. The intricate detail used in the walls, woodwork, and ceilings are unbelievable. Tour guides are extremely knowledgeable!

1 Thank elizabeth m
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Thank you for your kind review, we really appreciate hearing from you. More 

Canton, Illinois
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2017

Beautiful mansion. We had a great tour. There's so much to look at. Very informative staff. Glad we decided to check it out.

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Thank you very much, we appreciate your nice review! More 

Kimberly, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 15, 2017

This is one of the most amazing places I've visited!!!! The mansion is absolutely breathtaking. The wood work is gorgeous. A must see!!

1 Thank clamer1
Management response:

Thank you very much for your nice comment. Matthis Brothers did all the woodwork AND the furniture on the first floor, along with all the beautiful cabinets throughout the house. They are even buried in a mausoleum among side of the other Beer Barons at Forest Home Cemetery.....guess they deserve to be there! More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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191 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2017

The Pabst Mansion is one of the most grand & magnificent historic properties that my wife and I have toured in the U.S.. We arrived just as one of the regularly scheduled hourly tours was starting (filled to capacity); but the Saturday crowds had the staff scheduling more frequent tours, so we had just enough time to browse the gift... More 

2 Thank JMCSTL
Management response:

We really appreciate your great review and want to make sure that Frank gets to see this, too. Each of the volunteer docents has his/her own take on the Mansion and Frank has an entertaining story to tell. It is great to hear all the nice comments that are posted and we learn something from each review. More 

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