Pabst Mansion
2020 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee 53233 Driving directions
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Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun noon-4pm (last admission 3pm); closed Wed Jan-Feb; guided tour only (1hr15), every hr in high season

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A remnant of Milwaukee's grand days as America's beer capital, the elegant Flemish Renaissance-style mansion (1892) with its terracotta ornamentation was built for the German-born Frederick Pabst, captain of a Great Lakes steamship company. The tour takes you to the neo-Classical domed beer pavilion, a throwback to the 1893 World's Exposition in Chicago, where Pabst won the blue ribbon that is still the symbol of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer.

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