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“Beautiful piece of Milwaukee history” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pabst Mansion

Pabst Mansion
Ranked #6 of 155 things to do in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
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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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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful piece of Milwaukee history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

The tour guides are excellent: very knowledgeable about the Pabst family and the history of the home. The renovation work that has been completed is remarkable. The whole first floor has been done, and the second floor is a work in progress. I look forward to the day when it can be finished!

Visited February 2012
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Milwaukee, WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Family Christmas Trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Decorated beautiful for the holidays! Will return for more intense tour - even the 4 men in the group enjoyed the tour. Great for all generations - must be able to do steps. Thank you for keeping this beauty on Grand Avenue!!!

Visited December 2012
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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96 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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“Decorated for the Holidays!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Enjoyed a tour here in early December. The Mansion is decorated for the Holidays, so the tours are self-guided but docents were around to answer any questions you may have. We really enjoyed the decorations and go at your own pace style, even stocked up on some homemade Christmas gifts.
There is a small parking lot that had plenty of spots for no charge- we got there at noon when it opened, though.

Visited December 2012
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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233 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Great Mother's Day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

My kids took me for a tour on Mother's day --- what a treat! The mansion is stunning and the docent was informative. We learned about the Pabst family, as well as architectural information. They even have a little gift shop...that was formerly a building in the World's Fair in Chicago.

I had toured the Pabst Mansion once before, at Christmas time, and the decorations were really beautiful.

Visited May 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The Beer Barron Dream Home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Such a beautiful historic treasure that is so well preserved...right in downtown Milwaukee. Beautiful German carvings and a mansion that gives you sense of what it was like to live like an immigrant German Beer Barron....even during Prohibition in America.

Visited February 2012
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