Pabst Mansion


Christmas at the Pabst Mansion Tours

Daily Self-guided Tours

  • Monday-Saturday:  10:00am - 4:00pm, last entry 3:15pm (beginning 11/18/21)
  • Sunday: 11:00am - 6:00pm, last entry 3:15pm
    • Sundays from 3:30pm-5:30pm - What could be more enchanting than a visit to Christmas at the Pabst Mansion with Father Christmas greeting guests as they begin their visit. Enjoy the beautiful Pabst Mansion holiday display, purchase some holiday treats, and write your letter to Santa and mail it. Special holidays memories will be made and perhaps a holiday tradition will begin.
  • A Milwaukee holiday tradition! With unique decorations every year, this grand exhibition offers an ever-changing feast for your eyes.  Open every day for guests to explore each festive room. Perfect for those from one to ninety-two, enjoy this time with family and friends at the Mansion as you enjoy the elegantly decorated interiors.
  • Available in English, Español, Deutsch 

Twilight Tours

  • Fridays & Saturdays from 11/26/21 - 12/18/21:  4:45pm - 7:30pm, last entry 6:45pm
  • The after-hours open house invites guests to visit the Pabst Mansion after dark to behold the enchanting glow of kindled Christmas trees accompanied by treats and libations for purchase, and live music on select evenings. Cheers to enjoying the holiday season in traditional German Milwaukee style… with Glühwein and Pabst products!

Sunday Mimosa Tours

    • Sunday:  10:00am 
    • 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.

Classic Tours (to resume January 2022)

Guided Tours

  • Monday-Saturday:  10:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm 2:00pm, 3:00pm
  • Sunday: 11:00am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm
  • 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

  • Sunday-Saturday: noon - 1:00pm, last entry 12:15pm
  • 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

Specialty Tours (to resume in January 2022)

Blue Ribbon Happy Hour Tours

  • Friday & Saturday:  4:00pm 
  • 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

  • Select Sundays and Thursdays:  11:30am 
  • 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.

Family-friendly Guided Tours

  • Saturday:  9:30am
  • An abbreviated half-hour guided tour designed for families with young children.

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. 

Admission - Christmas at the Pabst Mansion Self-guided Tours

Adults: $18
Seniors (62+): $16
College Students: $16
Military: $16
Children ages 6-15: $11
Children under 6: Free
Members: Free

Admission - Twilight Tours

Adults: $23
Seniors (62+): $21
College Students: $21
Military: $21
Members: $5

Admission - Sunday Mimosa Tours

Adults: $20
Seniors (62+): $18
College Students: $18
Military: $18
Members: $5

Prices and hours subject to change.