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Fairlawn Mansion & Museum

906 E 2nd St, Superior, WI 54880-3245
+1 715-394-5712
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Interesting History of the Mansion & Its Occupants

Located a couple blocks from the SS Meteor Maritime Museum, this is one of the three museums now... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Geneva, Illinois

Fairlawn is a beautiful home that's been very well-restored to house not only furniture and home... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Superior, Wisconsin, USA
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Built as the family home of mining and lumber baron Martin Pattison, the four story, 42 room mansion was completed in 1890 at the cost of $150,000; estimated at today's costs to be well over $3 million.The exterior and first floor of the mansion have been completely restored to the original splendor,with gilded murals on the ceilings and frieze, a grand entrance hall and open staircase, marble and tile fireplaces, and original leaded and stained glass windows.The second floor of the mansion includes access to master bedroom suite, furnished much as it was during the Pattisons’ time in the house. The third floor is dedicated to the Children’s Home era from 1920 to 1964, when the mansion served as a home to the less fortunate. It also includes the restoration exhibit, featuring documentation of the extensive work performed during the 1999 restoration of the mansion.
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906 E 2nd St, Superior, WI 54880-3245
+1 715-394-5712
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located a couple blocks from the SS Meteor Maritime Museum, this is one of the three museums now operated by a local non-profit foundation. The foundation took over the operation from the City of Superior. The third location is a historic fire station. We toured...More

Thank TRON13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fairlawn is a beautiful home that's been very well-restored to house not only furniture and home accessories from Superior's earlier years, but also a museum giving tribute to and sharing stories from the mansion's period as a children's home. The museum also hosts events and...More

Thank Rgrace33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in while traveling through Superior & had an excellent tour guide. He was pretty young but it was impressive to hear all that he shared with us. Because it was built in the Victorian era it was slightly different decorating that other mansions...More

Thank JessPem
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This mansion/museum is a must see in Superior. The rich history revealed through this tour is informative & entertaining. The large, former home, is still being restored to its former glory, but what is being shown is worthwhile. The outdoor gardens are also beautiful to...More

Thank Denise P
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Took the tour solo while in town for work. Tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the house. Very reasonable price. Very hospitable as well. Didnt want to wear boots during the tour so they let me leave them at the door and...More

Thank UpKyle
Reviewed 16 February 2017

My husband and I took in this wonderful mansion in September of this year. The price was more than fair for this home. I have traveled throughout the United States mansion hopping and felt that this home was so unique. The wood that was used...More

Thank alwaystosagirl1983
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We had a great time looking through this beautiful mansion. The tour guide was well verse and knew her stuff. Probably the best house museum in the area.

Thank Nathanael R
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We loved this mansion-so incredibly beautiful and wonderfully restored! Our tour guide was delightful! Such a great time!

Thank dani0224
Reviewed 17 December 2016

This is a place we would recommend. Reading the history behind this mansion before you arrive, is helpful in understanding the historical value. Very clean, well kept and clearly a place that the community values and takes care of.

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is a beautiful home with a very colorful history! Take a tour if you have any interest in historical homes.

Thank Amanda T
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Teresa S
17 August 2016|
Response from coreyjhen | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't recall. It wasn't very expensive, though.
11 March 2016|
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Response from Janelltheowl . | Reviewed this property |
About an hour total.