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Fairlawn Mansion & Museum

906 E 2nd St, Superior, WI 54880-3245
+1 715-394-5712
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beautiful mansion

I have lived in superior for 2 years and decided to finally tour the mansion when all my sisters... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Deanna T
Interesting History

If you love Victorian homes and are interested in the history of lumber barons or are thinking of... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Concord, New Hampshire
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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
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

I have lived in superior for 2 years and decided to finally tour the mansion when all my sisters came to visit. It was very interesting. We enjoyed it very much!

Thank Deanna T
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

If you love Victorian homes and are interested in the history of lumber barons or are thinking of restorations of your own, this lovely, but still a work in progress should be on your list to visit.

Thank Drbrooks4337
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Lovingly restored to it's original glory in most parts this is a wonderful place to take a tour! Fascinating history!

Thank Katie M
Reviewed 24 August 2017

This was a nice tour, but the house still needs work, and the furniture is not original to the house. The guide was informative, and there were many interesting things to see.

Thank Kathy N
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Our last visit was many years ago, and since then, the exterior and main floor has been beautifully restored. The upper floors still need work, but such architectural gems are always a work in progress. Nonetheless, exhibits tell the Fairlawn's story from its Victorian era...More

Thank Dennis P
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Went here on the last day of vacation because it was pouring rain and we weren't sure where else to go.... It was actually a very interesting tour of a beautiful home.

Thank Shala W
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We stopped here on a whim, waiting to go to our other attraction. The gift shop was quaint, but a little pricey. The tour started out great, and the tour guide was very knowledgeable and upbeat, however it was in the 90's this particular day...More

Thank sgladman1969
Reviewed 13 July 2017

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 11 July 2017 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 9 July 2017

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
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Teresa S
16 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.