Pabst Mansion

TOURS

Masks are respectfully requested, but not required for entry.

 

Classic Tours

Guided Tours

  • A docent-led 60-minute tour of the Pabst Mansion.  Visitors learn about the Pabst Mansion, Pabst family and details about the architecture and furnishings of the home while exploring the first through third floors.

Self-guided Tours

  • Visitors can explore the Pabst Mansion at their own pace with the accompaniment of a self-guide packet and docents available within the exhibition spaces to answer questions.
  • Available in English, Español, Deutsch, Française, 普通话

Specialty Tours

Sunday Mimosa Tours

  • Cheers to a perfect Sunday morning!  Leisurely sip champagne in style while admiring the elegant home of Captain Frederick Pabst and his wife Maria on a guided tour.

Blue Ribbon Happy Hour Tours

  • Beer, as a central identity marker of the Pabst family, will be the resonant theme of this adult-only tour by telling the story of the rise of the brewing industry in Milwaukee and how Pabst Blue Ribbon was once the top selling beer in America.  In true happy hour fashion the tour, which takes place on the first floor of the Mansion, includes a PBR toast to the Captain!

Art of the Pabst Mansion Tours

  • View the Pabsts’ Gilded Age aesthetic world through the nuanced lens of the museum’s art collection. Remembered for the brewery which bears his name, few realize that Captain Pabst and his wife Maria were among the most prominent 19th century art collectors in the Midwest. Today the Pabst Mansion’s art collection is comprised of pieces that originally hung in the Pabst home, those purchased by the Pabsts for business properties, and works from collections of other prominent Milwaukee families. This specialty tour explores how cultural showcasing, social status and personal taste influenced this impressive collection.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

  • Ever wonder what’s beyond a classic Pabst Mansion tour? Here is your chance to explore the areas behind the ropes and closed doors. This is in-depth look at the home, all the way from the basement to the attic, is for those who just want to see it all! Limit 10 people per tour.
  • *Please note this tour lasts approximately two hours and involves stairs, uneven doors, narrow doors, and constant standing/walking

Family-friendly Guided Tours

  • An abbreviated half-hour guided tour designed for families with young children.
  • Thanks to BMO Harris Bank all children attend the Family-free Tour free of charge.

 

Tickets are available for purchase in advance online or in the museum shop the day of the tour.  While advance ticket purchase is not required, please understand tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.