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  • 30 people are interested

Education Docent (Tour Guide)

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  • 30 people are interested
Docents provide tours throughout the year

Tour guides are our link to the public. Docents provide the visitor with a history of the Mansion and Pabst family. No prior knowledge is necessary, but a desire to learn is essential.

We are specifically looking for docents to carry out youth and school group tours. While this is not the only type of tour docents can expect to lead, its our greatest present need.

The tours are 45-60 minutes and discuss the history, architecture, and family stories associated with the Mansion.

Training takes a few weeks, and involves an orientation, shadowing several tours and the opportunity to practice your Docent skills with friends and family. On a working day a Docent can expect to give one tour, or even two tours with a break in between.

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About Pabst Mansion


2000 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233, US

Mission Statement

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.


Today the Pabst Mansion represents the epitome of America’s gilded age splendor in Milwaukee. The Pabst residence was completed in July of 1892 for world famous brewer, Great Lakes steamship captain and model citizen Captain Frederick Pabst.

Since 1978, dedicated volunteers and community leaders have been working to restore the Pabst Mansion to its original grandeur. The Mansion stands as one of Milwaukee’s great architectural landmarks. Each year thousands of individuals and group tours visit the Mansion to learn about a by-gone era of Milwaukee’s history. Today, our volunteers provide operational support as docents or in visitor services.

The Mansion is looking for volunteers who are interested in history, architecture, or art, and enjoy interacting with a wide variety of people from around the world. Our volunteers are enthusiastic, inspired, proactive, and have a desire to share the history of the Mansion and Pabst Family.


Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


2000 W. Wisconsin AveMilwaukee, WI 53233



  • Public Speaking
  • History
  • General Education
  • People Skills
  • Teaching / Instruction


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We request docents commit to 12 hours each month.

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