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Pabst Mansion

2000 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233-2043
+1 414-931-0808
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Confusing Groupon Tour

We purchased a Groupon that was to include a Pabst brewery tour, beer samples and a mansion tour... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Muncie, Indiana
OK Visit

The mansion itself is beautiful but you can only view it as part of a 75min tour. This was a bit... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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.
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2000 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233-2043
+1 414-931-0808
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We purchased a Groupon that was to include a Pabst brewery tour, beer samples and a mansion tour .. we apparently went to the wrong location ( went to the mansion on Wisconsin Ave) showed them our groupon and they sent us on a tour...More

Thank Mao007
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

I am sorry that you found the Groupon confusing. What you purchased was for the Pabst Brewery/Best Place, not the Pabst Mansion. The Pabst Mansion does not have any active Groupon offers, so unfortunately it does appear you did the wrong tour. We apologize if...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The mansion itself is beautiful but you can only view it as part of a 75min tour. This was a bit long for me. I would have preferred to be able to do a self guided tour but I guess they don't want a bunch...More

Thank cmedina27
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review, we do have self guided tours a few times throughout the year and at Christmas. You are correct though, we do ask guests not to touch, because we have lots of 125 year old + things and our hope is that...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An immigrant turned Great Lakes steamer captain married a wealthy brewer's daughter, took over the business, named it after himself, and grew it to become the largest brewer in the world until after his death. He built the Pabst mansion along with much of Milwaukee....More

Thank Nathan G
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting, we appreciate your comments and feedback.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide was knowledgeable and interesting. The cost of the tour is inexpensive and worth the money. The mansion and its detail in every room was amazing. We were in awe of the history of the Pabst family and the house.

Thank kellylwag
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your nice review, we really appreciate the positive comments.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The mansion was much bigger than it appears and is very beautiful. They offer tours on the hour. The $12 price is a little steep but you have to remember the money is being used to continue the restoration. Not all the rooms have been...More

Thank tanda367
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for recent visit and review. We appreciate your comments.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love to visit historic houses when I am in a new city. Going through this house gave a great historical orientation to the history of the city of Milwaukee as well as seeing a beautiful house and furnishings. Our docent was very knowledgeable. This...More

Thank PepperRoss
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your nice review, we are happy that you enjoyed the house!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an amazing reconstructed mansion. They still have more to reconstruct but what they have now is very beautiful. Beautiful wooden crafts, beautiful wallpaper and room decorations. It is so sad that it is the only mansion left in the area. The tour guide...More

Thank chayoroxx
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. This Mansion is really a work in progress and this will be an exciting year for us. Please visit us in the future when our pavilion is back to it's original grandeur.

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

I know this place is historic, but the gift shop / pavilion is in such disrepair it looked as though it would fall down. The rest of the restored areas were much better, but not all of the mansion has been restored. I hope Milwaukee...More

Thank MarcyAg82
Management response:Responded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your review Marcy, I am sorry that the experience you had at the Pabst Mansion did not meet your expectations. The pavilion will be dismantled later this year and almost one third of the terracotta must be replaced. The stained-glass windows will...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017

When you walk into the Pabst Mansion, you feel like you've been transported back in time to Germany at the time of Kaiser Wilhelm II. This is a piece of Germany transported to Milwaukee along with their German beer brewing tradition and money. The staff...More

Thank jtg1961
Management response:Responded 15 June 2017

Thank you for your kind words, or should I say "Danke Schoen"! We really appreciate your review and we are very lucky to have such a fine staff that is committed to making this a showpiece in Milwaukee. Visitors like you, help us get the...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017

We arrived on a Sunday afternoon and, when we went to buy our tickets, were told that they were not doing tours that day. Instead, we could use the literature they gave us and do our own tour at our own pace. If we had...More

Thank soxfanPaxton
Management response:Responded 14 June 2017

Thank you very much for your nice review. You came on a Grand Tour day (we have two Grand Tour Days and two Museum Swap Days that are self guided), but normally we have hourly guided tours from 10AM-3PM (Sundays 12-3PM). From just before Thanksgiving...More

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30 December 2016|
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Response from Linda S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I can't remember cost, as I think back it was around $10 or so.
Sharon M
21 February 2015|
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Response from LuxeConcierge | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Foreveryoungmama. Must be an error.