Captain Fredrick Pabst Mansion, Inc.
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Upcoming Events being held at the Pabst Mansion during their 125th Anniversary Year!

A series of upcoming events through the end of the year will highlight the importance of this beautiful house museum, as well as the legacy of the Pabst family.

By - Sep 25th, 2017 11:24 am
Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion

Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion

Milwaukee, WI – September 25, 2017 – The historic Pabst Mansion is now celebrating its 125th Anniversary. Following a record-breaking July Open House held in conjunction with a Pabst Family Reunion with family members from around the world in attendance, they continue to celebrate this significant anniversary year. A series of upcoming events through the end of the year will highlight the importance of this beautiful house museum, as well as the legacy of the Pabst family on the vitality of the Milwaukee community.


Retro Beer Night: October 6, 2017


Join the Pabst Mansion for an evening of beer tasting, brats and dogs, and the sounds of live polka music by Jeff Winard Polka Party at Milwaukee’s favorite mansion! Sample the legends of beer: PabstSchlitzBlatz and Old Milwaukee; and participate in their annual Breweriana Silent Auction featuring terrific auction items including new, retro and antique beer memorabilia.

This year Dr. Dawg will be making a house call and his famous food truck will be serving up great eats! Truly a perfect night to celebrate Milwaukee’s brewing past and toast to its future! An added fun feature for the evening will be a Wear Your Best Beer Gear contest! Compete for special Pabst Mansion memorabilia package and two cases of Pabst beer. The winner will be announced at 7:30pm. Product Sponsorship by the Pabst Brewing Company.

Tickets for the Retro Beer Night are $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased at the Pabst Mansion, via telephone at 414-931-0808 or visit To learn about becoming a member of the Pabst Mansion, please visit:

Grand Tour Day: October 7, 2017


Enjoy the rare opportunity to see the entirety of the historic Pabst Mansion! On this special day, visitors will be allowed to explore all 20,000 square feet of the beer baron’s mansion. From basement to attic, visitors will be able to view all the nooks and crannies of Milwaukee’s favorite Victorian mansion. Docents will be available to answer any questions, and a complimentary self-guide printed brochure to the Pabst Mansion is included with the price of admission. Last entry is at 3:15pm. No reservations are needed. Members receive free admission; $15 for non-members.

Murder Mystery Dinner: October 13, 2017


What better way to spend Friday the 13th than solving a murder mystery at Milwaukee’s Pabst Mansion? In partnership with Get Away with Murder Productions, the Pabst Mansion is serving up cocktails and a three-course dinner while guests try to solve a cold murder case that was part of a feud in Ragtime! Guest participation is highly encouraged but not required in order to have the best Friday the 13th ever! Tickets are $165 and must be purchased before the event. For more info call: 414-931-0808. Limited to the first 40 guests; must be 21 years of age.


A Grand Avenue Christmas

November 17, 2017-January 8, 2018

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 and every child 16 and younger is invited to visit the Mansion for free during the holiday season, sponsored by BMO Financial Group. $12.50 for adults; children 16 and under are free.

A Grand Avenue Christmas Gala

November 16, 2017, 6:00-7:30pm

A special preview night everyone looks forward to each year! Enjoy a special evening at the Pabst Mansion with delicious hors d’oeuvres and champagne while listening to traditional Christmas music. Get into a great holiday mood and celebrate at the Pabst Mansion! $25 for Members; $40 for non-members.

Dinner and a Show

Thursday, December 7 and 14 and Saturday, December 16

Partake in a Dinner and a Show the way Captain and Mrs. Pabst did! Guests will begin the evening with a glass of wine before they are seated for dinner and experience a wonderfully prepared dinner by Shully’s Cuisine. Following dinner, guests will descend the grand staircase to board a luxury motor coach that will take them to the historic Pabst Theater to attend the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s annual production of Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol. Following the production, guests will be returned to the Pabst Mansion. Only 20 seats available per evening—enjoy something truly extraordinary this holiday season! Cost $175 for adults; $85 for children.

Christmas Twilight Tours at the Pabst Mansion

November 24, 2017 and December 22, 2017


The evening open house invites guests to enjoy the Pabst Mansion by the glow of the original light fixtures and illuminated Christmas trees. Self-guided tours take guests through each room filled with holiday cheer. Enjoy light refreshments and a live performance by zitherist, Kurt Eckroth, and vocalist, Megan Eckroth. $15 for adults; $8 for children, under 6 are free.


The Pabst Mansion, Milwaukee’s most legendary residential landmark, was built by the famed brewing family between 1890 and 1892. It remains one of the largest and most expensive houses to have ever been constructed in the city. Filled with rich details executed in wood, stained glass and wrought iron, the Pabst Mansion is further enhanced by original furnishings and an exceptional collection of fine and decorative arts.

Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion, Inc., a registered non-profit organization located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operates a vital house museum that preserves the legacy of the Pabst family and their impact on the citizens, history and culture of the Greater Milwaukee community. The Pabst Mansion is located at 2000 W. Wisconsin Avenue. For more information, please go to:

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