Beer, Music and Historic Homes
Historic Concordia Home Tour 2019
At the turn of the last century, Historic Concordia was the place to live if you were a beer baron or baron want-to-be. This year’s home tour features their most prominent houses, including both Frederick jr. and Gustav Pabst mansions. John Eastberg, historian and Pabst Mansion executive director will kick us off with a presentation bringing that era to life. Beer tastings will feature offerings of Milwaukee’s current brewing elite, from mega to micro. And that’s just the start. Come to see incredible completed restorations and works in progress. Talk with the people who are doing that work and/or have the privilege of living in that heritage. And see some of Milwaukee’s rebirth and future heritage, such as the exciting State Street Theater project. This tour is not to be missed!
Saturday, June 15th
Download Tour Booklet (PDF) with locations and descriptions of all sites on the tour.
12 homes and other buildings.
Guest Speaker: John C. Eastberg, Executive Director of the Pabst Mansion 10AM.
Experience a sneak peak of State Street Theater.
Pie & Cake Social at the tour start location. Baked goodies and beverages will be available all day.
Beer tastings and food.
See some restoration and remodeling projects in progress. Talk with the owners.
MPD Mounted Horse Patrol.
Musical entertainment at various tour locations.
Area homes for sale will be open or identified.
At the Door $20
In Person $17 May 11th through June 14th
Manderley Bed & Breakfast Inn, 3026 W Wells St (414) 459-1886
Pabst Mansion, 2000 W Wisconsin Ave (414) 931-0808
Online (Through midnight, June 14th) $17
After purchasing tickets, please print a copy of your PayPal confirmation or confirming email. Bring it to the will-call table on the day of the tour to exchange for your tickets.
John C. Eastberg, historian of the Pabst Mansion and author of 3 award-winning books on the Pabst and Milwaukee history will be our guest speaker. John will kick off the tour at 10AM in the (tour start) Greater Utopian Pentecostal Church sanctuary with a talk revolving around Historic Concordia Beer Barons, their lives and their homes.
“The Historic Concordia Neighborhood Tour is like going on a Day Trip and never leaving Milwaukee.”
— Susan H.
“The Historic Concordia Tour is such a wonderful , delightful experience. I can truly feel the past lives while at those houses. It is great that they now continue with new lives!”
— Matt M.
“This unique neighborhood features cultural and historical landmarks from the past that lead to the present to redefine what "going home" means.”
— Cathy K.
Virtual Tours -- A Sneak Peek of What You Will See
A sample of what you will experience at several locations.