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Fairlawn Mansion & Museum

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The Mansion is a beautiful home that was built by the Pattison's during the 1800's. It has 44... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Danbury, Wisconsin
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This beautiful home in Superior Wisconsin is an overlooked treasure! There is never a waiting line... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Built as the family home of mining and lumber baron Martin Pattison, the four story, 42 room mansion was completed in 1890 at the cost of $150,000; estimated at today's costs to be well over $3 million.The exterior and first floor of the mansion...more
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906 E 2nd St, Superior, WI 54880-3245
+1 715-394-5712
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Mansion is a beautiful home that was built by the Pattison's during the 1800's. It has 44 rooms. It was used as a Children's Home for a period of time. The 1st floor has been renovated to it's original design and has some of...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Mansion is absolutely beautiful and the tour was very informative. The only negative is that our battery died in our car and the lady refused to help us jump our car. We were very disappointed in her attitude towards us about the situation.

Thank Jean S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful home in Superior Wisconsin is an overlooked treasure! There is never a waiting line to see this gem and learn about it's fascinating history!

Thank 43323Rick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by just to check out the mansion and learned so much more than we imagined! The home was gifted as a Children's Home by the original owners after they moved out of state. The stories those walls must have!! Beautiful architecture and decor.

Thank Terri N
Reviewed September 7, 2018

I enjoy touring mansions and i seek them out where ever i go. I was pleased to find this mansion just a ride over a short bridge from Duluth mn . Tho not Glensheen by no means but worth the visit. Our guide was a...More

Thank peterpanjaffray
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Really enjoyed the house and all of its features. The tour guide was not very knowledgeable. She just read from a script and couldn't answer most questions. Would still recommend though.

Thank kevin s
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our tour of Fairlawn and were glad we stopped to see it. Kyle gave us an excellent tour and was enthusiastic and entertaining and showed no sign of having given the tour multiple times. We enjoyed learning the history of the family and...More

1  Thank Marguerite M
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Martin Pattison amassed great wealth first as a lumberer and later as an iron ore prospector. He built this mansion for himself and his family and became highly influential in local politics and philanthropy in Superior, WI and Duluth, MN. He donated the land that...More

1  Thank rschmidt46
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

This place was absolutely amazing the details they put into this was amazing there was so much to see it was definitely one off and kind I didnt really enjoyed the guide though she was kinda rude and seemed to rush through everything and made...More

Thank kassy24
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had a great visit here.The mansion is beautiful and well matained.The guide was friendly and full of information about the mansion.The tour last about an hour.The gift shop had lots of nice souvenirs.A definite thumbs up.

Thank David S
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August 18, 2018|
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Response from rschmidt46 | Reviewed this property |
The tour is guided and you cannot linger in the building. You can spend time on the grounds if desired but there's not much to see -- basically the sign, a small garden and some spots for picture-taking.
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August 16, 2016|
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Adults $10.00 Seniors (62+) $8.00 College Students $8.00 Students (6-17) $5.00 Children 5 and under FREE