Pabst Mansion

TOURS

Classic Tours

Guided Tours

  • Wednesday - Monday:  10:00am, 11:00am, 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

  • Wednesday - Monday: 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.

Specialty Tours

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!

Sunday Mimosa Tours

    • Sunday:  10:30am 
    • 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.

Illuminating the Dark Tours

  • Fridays in October: 5:30pm
  • Afterhours tour taking place in a dimly lit Mansion where themes of darkness and the revealing of unseen spaces will be explored, offering visitors an opportunity to see the Pabst Mansion in a ‘new light’. Visitors will be guided by candlelight as they explore the dark, in areas varying from literal light sources in the home, to approaching the darkness of loss, to viewing hidden compartments and seldom-seen lower level spaces.

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.

Pabst Beyond the Mansion: A Historic Milwaukee Bike Ride

  • Select Thursdays & Saturdays at 10:00am & 1:00pm
  • Join us outside as we explore the Pabsts' Milwaukee beyond the Pabst Mansion - all from the seat of your bicycle!  We will roll out from the Pabst Mansion to visit where the Pabsts lived, worked and experienced the city known as the "German Athens".  After our neighborhood stroll, we will pedal over to the grounds of the historic Pabst Brewery to see firsthand what change 100 years can bring.

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 - Standard Self-guided & Guided Tours

Adults: $15
Seniors (62+): $13
College Students: $13
Military: $13
Children ages 6-15: $8
Children under 6: Free
Members: Free

Admission - Blue Ribbon Happy Hour & Mimosa Tours

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

Admission - Illuminating the Dark Tours

Adults: $22
Seniors (62+): $20
College Students: $20
Military: $20
Members: Free

Admission - Art of the Pabst Mansion Tours

Adults: $18
Seniors (62+): $15
College Students: $15
Military: $15
Children ages 6-15: $10
Children under 6: Free
Members: Free

Admission - Family-friendly Guided Tours

Adults: $11
Seniors (62+): $9
College Students: $9
Military: $9
Children ages 6-15: $5
Children under 6: Free
Members: Free

Admission - Pabst Beyond the Mansion: A Historic Milwaukee Bike Ride

Adults: $35
Seniors (62+): $33
College Students: $33
Military: $33
Members: $25

Prices and hours subject to change.