January 9, 2020 - Mid-November 2020
Guided tours on the hour:
  • Monday - Saturday 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Sunday 12:00pm - 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: $14
Seniors (62+): $12
College Students: $12
Military: $12
Children ages 6-15: $8
Children under 6: Free
Members: Free


Prices and hours subject to change.


Behind-the-Scenes Tours 

Select Thursdays & Saturdays during May - October

Ever wondered what you weren't seeing on a regular Pabst Mansion tour?  Here is your chance to explore the areas behind the ropes and closed doors.  Individual reservations are taken on a first-come first-served basis with a maximum of 10 people per docent-led tour.  Behind-the-Scenes tours walk the Mansion from the basement to the attic and last approximately 2 hours.  Please note the tour involves stairs, uneven floors, narrow doors, and constant standing/walking.  Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of your tour.

Adults: $22
Children ages 6 - 15: $12 (not recommended for children under 6)

Reservations required.  No walk-ins accepted.




general admission - Christmas at the pabst mansion

November 19, 2020 - January 3, 2021
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—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.

Adults: $14.50
Seniors (62+): $12.50
College Students: $12.50
Military: $12.50
Children (under 16): Free
Members: Free

Prices and hours subject to change.

*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


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.  For more information please Contact Us.