The Pabst Mansion is a historic mansion that was constructed in the 1890s for the family of Captain Frederick Pabst, the founder of the Pabst Brewing Company. After the family sold the house in the early 1900s, it was used by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee for several decades, and eventually was converted to a house museum. Today, visitors can explore its beautiful rooms and learn about the history of the Pabst family and their famous company, as well as life during the Gilded Age.
Things to Do
- Explore the entire mansion, which features rooms like the music room, the Captain's study, the conservatory, and the dining room with its magnificent fireplace.
- Since Captain Pabst was a leading art collector in the Midwest, the museum contains numerous pieces of artwork, including statues, murals, and paintings.
- Go on a Grand Tour! On special days throughout the year, the Pabst Mansion offers special tours that allow visitors to see every nook and cranny, from the basement to the attic.
Pabst Mansion Insider Tips
- Check out their calendar to learn about special events such as $5 tours, evening tours, and other family-friendly events.
- Don't miss the extensive collection of decorative arts, which include clocks, teacups from England, a chandelier made from elk antlers, and a large china collection.
- If you have a scout in the family, your child can earn badges at the Pabst Mansion! Learn more about their Girl Scout and Cub Scout programs here.