January 11, 2018 - November 15, 2018
Guided Tours - last tour of the day at 3:00pm

Visitors learn about the Pabst Mansion and family while exploring the first through third floors on docent-led guided tours.  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.  Tours last approximately 75 minutes.

Adults: $12
Seniors (62+): $11
College Students: $11
Veterens: $11
Children ages 6-17: $7
Children under 6: Free
Members: Free


general admission - holiday season

November 16, 2018 - January 6, 2019
Self-guided tours - last entry of the day at 3:15

Special hours Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve 10am-2pm (last entry 1:15pm)
Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day

One of Milwaukee’s Grandest Holiday Traditions—A Grand Avenue Christmas at the Pabst Mansion! Generations of families have come to the Mansion to bask in the splendor of the holiday decorations and the splendor of the house itself! Nothing compares to visiting Milwaukee’s Mansion at the holidays. Three floors are open to the public.

Please note non-flash, still photography is permitted on tours for non-commercial use only.  No selfie sticks please!  We encourage you to share your photos! @pabstmansionmke


Groups of 15 or more qualify for a discounted admission rate of $8 per person.  The group will receive a guided tour lasting 60-75 minutes during select tour times.  All group tours require a reservation booked at least two weeks in advance. No reservations are accepted for groups with fewer than 15 people.

The Mansion is equipped with an elevator and is wheelchair accessible. Limited parking is available. 


The Pabst Mansion would love to be part of your school curriculum! We can provide general Pabst Mansion history tours, work with instructors to customize tour content, or you can select from one of our three L.O.S.T. (Learning On Site Tours) offerings created based on grade level and/or subject matter:

“Captain Pabst’s House” is for youth in 2nd-4th grades. Introducing students to Captain Pabst, his family, and the Mansion, this tour engages students by encouraging them to compare their family and house to the Pabsts’. Discussions on the similarities and differences in 19th century America highlight this tour!

“The Comforts of Home: The Pabst Mansion and Gilded Age Inventions” is for students in 5th and 6th grade. Building on classroom learning at this level regarding the new marvels and inventions of the 19th century, “The Comforts of Home” tour will illustrate the uses of things such as electricity, indoor plumbing, forced air heating systems, telephones, and much more in private residences such as the Pabst Mansion.

Targeting an older audience, students in grades 8th-12th, is “Separate By Design: The Pabst Mansion’s Layout and Class Distinction”. Introducing young adults to the concept of class distinction during the Victorian Era, emphasizing the relationship between household servant and employer.

School tours last approximately one hour. Minimum of 15 students, K - 12 grade school and educational institutions. Reservation with at least two weeks notice required. Rates are $3 per student, $3 per chaperone, teachers and school staff are admitted free. For more information please Contact Us.


Scout Tours

The Pabst Mansion invites your Girl or Cub Scouts to fulfill merit badge requirements in one of our many scouting programs! We provide an exciting and educational atmosphere for your group to learn about the past.

Girl Scout Brownies and Girl Scout Juniors

Girl Fancy

Proper young ladies needed to become a “Girl Fancy”! Learn the major differences between life today and in the 1890s. Program fulfills step(s) for the Brownie Making Games Badge and the Junior Playing the Past Badge.

Girl Scout Juniors

Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra! Looking for newspaper reporters to tell the tale of the Pabst Family and their Mansion in the 1890s. Program fulfills one of the steps for the Junior Scribe Badge.

Cub Scouts Tiger

A Family Affair

What was Milwaukee family life like in the 1890s? Learn what you would eat, what games you would play, and how your house would be different had you lived then. Program fulfills the Go See It requirement of the Tiger Making My Family Special Achievement.

Cub Scouts Wolf and Bear

Assembling History

What do you collect? Come take a tour to see what historic house museums collect in order to tell the story of a different time. Learn what boys from the Victorian Era would have collected and start a collection of your own! Program fulfills the requirements for the Wolf and Bear Collecting Belt Loop.

Scout programs last approximately two hours and are available for groups of 5-20 scouts. Fee includes snack and supplies. Reservations with at least two weeks notice required. Rates are $7 per scout, leaders are admitted free. For more information please Contact Us.