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Review of Pabst Mansion

Pabst Mansion
Ranked #9 of 189 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 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 8 May 2014

What a delightful place to spend an hour. The mansion is incredible and an excellent representation of a Victorian era mansion. Definitely worth a visit. The tours are guided and last about an hour. The items in the gift shop are very reasonable priced and very nice quality. In addition, we gained a number of insights to Pabst the man and what a generous person he was.

1  Thank Mark T
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"original furnishings"
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"our tour guide"
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"beer baron"
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"restoration work"
in 13 reviews
"gilded age"
in 12 reviews
"gift shop"
in 61 reviews
"milwaukee history"
in 36 reviews
"third floor"
in 23 reviews
"turn of the century"
in 16 reviews
"self guided"
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"holiday season"
in 11 reviews
"marquette university"
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"three floors"
in 13 reviews
"own pace"
in 10 reviews
"step back in time"
in 12 reviews
"great tour"
in 35 reviews
"hour tour"
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

a slice of life from the days of the beer barons. many original furnishings, art, silver, china. nice gift shop.

1  Thank liznotlemon
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

Built in 1890 by Captain Pabst and his wife (brewing magnate), this home is being restored and is lovely. Our guide Dan (Dave? Sorry!!) obviously loves the history of the Pabst Mansion and made the tour entertaining and interesting. Lots of walking and standing but full of information and very informative. We all agreed that we could've listened to him for longer! Lovely and worth the time. Would consider going back for the behind the scenes tour. --Our hotel had cards which gave us $2 off the admission price so you might look for that.

1  Thank N U
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

We toured the mansion in late November 2013, while the mansion was decorated for Xmas. It has clearly been well maintained and the docents are very familiar with its history. There's absolutely no reason not to take the tour, but I'd not recommend trying to spend more than an hour or so here, there's really not all that much to see once you've done the initial walk through. Parking onsite is free, and I think we paid close to $20 pp- check the website for current pricing.

2  Thank MissDiaz-7
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

It was absolutely beautiful and the tour guide was wonderful. She knew all sorts of stories and really gave you a feel for how the house was during the Pabst's family stay through the Archdiocese quarters. Wonderful time!

1  Thank Dawn M
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