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Pabst Mansion, Milwaukee

4.6
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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  • Tour is very informative on the history of the house. Pictures and receipts allow for authenticity. Tour is 75 minutes and goes through nearly all of home. House is in a questionable area of town. Par...  more »
  • Please support this incredible site of local history. The tour was so interesting, and the opulence of the mansion was awe-inspiring. The woodwork, artwork, and restoration were very impressive.  more »
  • Loved this place. Absolutely incredible craftsmanship. The docent tour was very good and comprehensive. We learned allot about Captain Pabst. I would highly recommend everyone take this tour.  more »
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  • We ended up catching the last tour of the day and there was just my husband and I and another couple. I am not going to lie, I didn't want to go, but my husband really wanted to. However, during and after the tour, I really appreciated that we went. It was VERY informative and a really amazing mansion. I highly recommend attending the tour and wearing comfortable shoes as some details in the house is explained that one will miss if you have no prior knowledge of the mansion. Alongside the tour guide, they explain almost every piece of the house along with some stories/history that has occurred. I asked if the mansion is haunted and got a "Not really haunted". Enjoy!
  • I took the 1 hour museum tour and it was amazing! The mansion is beautiful and the tour was very informative. I would definitely recommend coming here if you are in Milwaukee.
  • One of the last remaining great Mansions on what was Grand Avenue. The Pabst Mansion is a time capsule of the late 19th century and it houses a good portion of the original furnishings. After 40 years the foundation is still bringing this Milwaukee gem back to its original glory. So if it's been over ten years since your last visit I would recommend a return trip.
  • Great tour of this fabulously restored, fully furnished home. The tour gave us a detailed look into the Pabst family as well as the American beer industry. An EXCELLENT value for the price.
  • A great house museum with lots of beautiful woodwork inside. They offer guided tours everyday. Other than the architecture and the brewing business I was fascinated with the art collection here. Some amazing paintings are shown here which were collected by Pabst family. If you enjoy art and history, a visit to the Pabst Mansion is a must.
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