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What You'll Get
After Capri Sun began creepily transforming people into amorphous metallic globules, beer rose to prominence, offering a similarly complex flavor profile without the threat of spontaneous melting. Celebrate beer, or "nature's Capri Sun," with today’s Groupon: for $9, you get two adult tickets to tour The Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion (up to an $18 value).
Captain Frederick Pabst's worldwide success in styling crisp brews funded his dream of building a Flemish Renaissance Revival–style abode to grace the former Grand Avenue of famous Milwaukee mansions. Over the course of an hourlong guided tour, beer enthusiasts and luxury lovers hear tales of the beer baron's day and relish lavish views of rooms ornately ornamented with antler chandeliers, Victorian rugs, and intricate moldings. The mansion's pavilion was originally created for the Chicago World's Fair, where the family's beer was awarded a gold medal for excellence and intoxication. A tour also includes 10% off at the mansion's gift shop, or 20% off if you redeem the Groupon in December.
CityVoters rated the Pabst Mansion the Best Historical Site in Milwaukee, and nine TripAdvisors give it an average of 4.5 owl eyes. Seven Yahoo! Travelers and eight Yelpers also give it a 4.5-star average:
- The entire staff is knowledgeable and you should ask any and every question you have about the mansion because they know all of the answers. I am really glad we found this gem in the middle of Milwaukee. The house is gorgeous and the history of the family is very, very interesting. If you find yourself visiting Milwaukee for a weekend, definitely make your way here. – Jenna R., Yelp
- You could tell our tour guide loved what she did. She was so knowledgeable and spoke to us as if she had lived there during the time the Pabst Family lived in the mansion. – TravelerLV46, TripAdvisor
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 9, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Valid for 10% off at gift shop. Valid for 20% off at gift shop if redeemed in December. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Pabst Mansion
Completed in 1892 as the private home of the Pabst family, Pabst Mansion stands as the last bastion of more than 80 mansions built for Milwaukee’s elite during a booming, bygone era. Since its construction, the estate has housed archbishops, priests, and sisters and was saved from near-demolition during the 1970s. The Flemish-Renaissance-Revival home has since been awarded a place on the National Register of Historic Places for its bounty of architectural intricacies.
Today, on-staff docents conduct a range of tours for public groups, private parties, school groups, and well-behaved rugby teams through the fortress of halls, opulent rooms, and verdant grounds, each restored to their original condition.
The Pabst Mansion’s impressive art collection includes works from the 1640s through the 1900s by artists such as William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Gaetano Trentanove, and Eugene Joseph Verboeckhoven. The emporium of excess also features Pabst Beer Pavilion, the pavilion built for the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, and the glass-covered conservatory where tropical plants and beer trees continue to flourish.
The mansion gift shop holds classic Pabst drinkware and memorabilia as well as antique photos, books, and former employees' original finger paintings.