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“Amazing restoration”
Review of Pabst Mansion

Pabst Mansion
Ranked #5 of 182 things to do in Milwaukee
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 20, 2013

I highly recommend visiting this Mansion. It's fascinating to see how Pabst lived and the extent of the current and ongoing restoration. The first floor is complete and the second floor almost done. Just don't touch anything!! (so small children are probably not a good idea)

Thank Tracy s
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

While visiting Milwaukee for a wedding we took the time to check out old mansion row in Milwaukee and visited the most delightful mansion - the Pabst Mansion. It is all that is left of this turn of the century mansion row. Thanks to the Milwaukee Catholic Diocese owning this property after it left the Pabst family hands, this is a true gem of turn of the century decoration and craftsmanship.

I highly recommend taking the tour and learning more about this family and Captain Pabst. The space currently housing the gift shop and tour center was previously the Bishop's private chapel and before that ..... a part of the 1893 Colombian Exposition in Chicago. The rooms in the home are each true to the original design and each room is decorated in a different style of design. There are limited servant quarters and the servant's rooms were adjacent to the home's owners rather than in the undesirable attic or basement.

The home is fitted with some turn of the century marvels including its own refrigeration system and electricity in tandem with turn of the century gas lighting fixtures. This museum is a must see on the edge of Marquette University.

1  Thank NapervilleCookie
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We loved seeing this house. It has been well preserved all these years because it was owned as a the church's home for their Archbishops. the Archbishops had little use for some of the opulence but they only covered it rather than destroyed it. And we benefit today from the restoration efforts to uncover the beauty of the house.

Our volunteer tour guide was amazing. She knew every answer to our questions and really made the people who lived here come alive with her anecdotes.

Thank VacationEngineer
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Decided to take a tour of this place after we checked out of our hotel after a night of Summerfest. Loved it!! Beautiful old mansion, interesting information about the Pabst brewery/history/family...also have a little gift store with some interesting things..highly recommend it if you're in Milwaukee!

Thank m_you73
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

Time well spent learning about the first families of Milwaukee area. Quite a home with much restoration work done and much more needing to be done. Tour docents really enthusiastic folks who will make you glad you went.

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