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Pabst Mansion, Milwaukee

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Tour opulent Pabst Mansion to discover what life looked like from the top during the Gilded Age. Capt. Frederick Pabst, the founder of Pabst Brewing Co., built this 37-room, 14-fireplace palace between 1890 and 92. As you tour the mansion, which is now a museum, you can see large paintings that Capt. Pabst hung on the walls, as well as highly detailed and embellished furnishings that adorn many rooms. Take a general-admission tour to see the mansion's highlights, or consider pre-booking a grand tour for more thorough exploration of the home. Add Pabst Mansion and other attractions to your Milwaukee trip itinerary using our Milwaukee trip itinerary planner.
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  • Go early! For our Friday 10 a.m. tour, there were just six of us, which was perfect. Ken, our tour guide, was entertaining and enthusiastic, and did a nice job answering everyone's questions. There... 
    Go early! For our Friday 10 a.m. tour, there were just six of us, which was perfect. Ken, our tour guide, was entertaining and enthusiastic, and did a nice job answering everyone's questions. There...  more »
  • Such a interesting history of the the family, the house and their impact on the city. The docent who guided my tour was fantastic. She dug into tons of details which added to the experience. 
    Such a interesting history of the the family, the house and their impact on the city. The docent who guided my tour was fantastic. She dug into tons of details which added to the experience.  more »
  • Beautiful piece of brewing history in Milwaukee. Hour tour was great & very informative. Free parking & easy to get to. 
    Beautiful piece of brewing history in Milwaukee. Hour tour was great & very informative. Free parking & easy to get to.  more »
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  • Great tour! My third time coming to the Pabst Mansion tour in the last few years. We had a great tour guide, I didn’t catch his name but he had brown hair and glasses. Very friendly and knowledgeable. Took my boyfriend here for his first time and he also loved it! Thanks so much. Will come back again. ☺️
  • Exceptional place to see, the tour guide was older and didn't wait for you to get in the room before he started speaking. We had kids in front of us so we were forced to wait for them to move, and because of that, it took a minute for everyone to see the rooms. He also acted like he was all knowing and that was a damper. But the house is exquisite!
  • We weren’t sure what to expect, but we really enjoyed this tour! We were visiting Milwaukee for the first time and this was one of the top rated things to do. We weren’t sure if it would be worth $15/person for a guided tour, but it absolutely was! My wife and I were the only ones for our particular tour (10a on a Thursday), so we had a private tour. Beautiful house and it was cool to learn how a wealthy family lived in those times.
  • This was a very nice experience. Well worth the price of admission. The tour guide was friendly, pleasant, and knowledgable. The tour was absolutely beautiful. We were able to see the mansion the was it was back in the day. The decor and craftsmanship was beyond fabulous! I would definitely recommend taking the tour of the Pabst Mansion if you are in Milwaukee, WI and have an hour to spare.
  • Pabst Mansion is fun detour from from downtown. It’s about a 2 mile walk from the Third Ward. The volunteers were very nice and informative. We did the self guided tour with the brochure, which was perfect. We really loved the craftsmanship, furniture, art, and fixtures which were from the house or the period. I highly recommend the trip is your visiting Milwaukee!

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