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The Pabst Mansion

  • 2000 W. Wisconsin Ave. Map It
  • Milwaukee
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 07/20/2004

Fodor's Review

Completed in 1892 for beer baron Captain Frederick Pabst, this is one of Milwaukee's treasured landmarks. The 37-room Flemish Renaissance–style mansion, designed by the architectural firm Ferry & Clas, has a tan pressed-brick exterior with carved-stone and terra-cotta ornamentation. Inside, no surface is left undecorated. Walls are swathed in elaborately textured and painted coverings, every window has multiple swags and shades, and stained-glass windows bear sayings (in German) exhorting servants to work hard. In the adjacent gift shop, pick up the ultimate Milwaukee souvenir: an amber glass beer stein Christmas tree ornament with glittery foam.

Sight Information


2000 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53233, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $12

Published 07/20/2004


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