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- $11 for two adult admissions to A Grand Avenue Christmas plus 10% off at the gift shop (up to $20 value)
- $20 for four adult admissions to A Grand Avenue Christmas plus 10% off at the gift shop (up to $40 value)
During the holiday season, Pabst Mansion dons its brightest Christmas finery for A Grand Avenue Christmas. During visits, guests can explore the stately decorations and take part in the mansion’s fun, seasonally themed activities. A 10% discount at the gift shop helps guests share the holiday cheer with those who couldn’t make it for themselves. A Grand Avenue Christmas runs from November 14, 2014 through January 4, 2015.
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.