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Bayernhof Museum

225 Saint Charles Pl, O'Hara Township, PA 15215-1463
+1 412-782-4231
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Who doesn't want to see how a cooky guy lives?

I'm glad we went. An insight to a man with a slight eccentric life. This is a two hour walk through... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Berwyn, Illinois
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I was visiting Pittsburgh and my friend suggested the Bayernhof Museum. She mentioned it was a... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
Los Angeles, CA
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225 Saint Charles Pl, O'Hara Township, PA 15215-1463
+1 412-782-4231
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm glad we went. An insight to a man with a slight eccentric life. This is a two hour walk through tour. Some areas have narrow passageways and steps. There are a lot of large scale self playing musical instruments. $10 pet person. Park on...More

Thank Margaretsen
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I was visiting Pittsburgh and my friend suggested the Bayernhof Museum. She mentioned it was a music box museum so I imagined small music boxes in an elegant old home. WOW! Words cannot describe this lesser known and amazing museum. The Bayernhof requires reservations and...More

1  Thank Jackbear
Reviewed 5 August 2017

You need to call and make an appointment for a tour. A little bit of a drive outside the city but worth it. This is a tour of a mansion that is filled with eclectic items, most featured are music machines of various sizes, ages,...More

1  Thank NJDad4Travel
Reviewed 19 July 2017

If you thought visiting a mansion with mechanical music machines has limited interest- think again. You will be fascinated by the history of this unique place. This mansion reflects the eccentricity and whimsy of its creator Charlie Brown ( no relation to the comic strip...More

1  Thank lvjmr
Reviewed 28 June 2017

This museum has tours by appointment only, is a bit difficult to find, and requires cash payment. However, if you can get past the "inconvenience", the time is well spent. Jim, the Curator, provides an engaging and memorable visit as he weaves intriguing stories and...More

1  Thank LI_NYtoOH
Reviewed 8 June 2017

I was hesitant to go, thinking, "How exciting can a music museum be?" I have to admit I was completely wrong. I absolutely loved it and have been telling all my friends about it. The house and tour were magnificent. Jim Mousseau, the curator, did...More

Thank ready2travel2
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

It's definitely a quirky place. Mr. Brown was a very eccentric man with a lot of disposable income. The music boxes and instruments are really incredible especially the player ones. I can't even imagine the cost of upkeep. It's a fun place to visit, we...More

1  Thank fredraymond522
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Please move this listing back to Pittsburgh!!! Having it in O'hara is like listing the Statue of Liberty outside of New York City because it's on Ellis Island. The Bayernhof is a major Pittsburgh aattraction!

5  Thank Patty L
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

The 2.5 hour home tour of eccentric Charles B. Brown, III's music museum was interesting and most entertaining! It has many levels and secret passageways within it's 19,000 square feet. Between seeing and hearing many small and large classic and unique music playing machines, of...More

2  Thank Gotbookscat
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Situated high on a hill overlooking the Pittsburgh Zoo, this mansion is filled with interesting musical machines. Every room has unique music boxes that still play, as well as fantastic views of Pittsburgh out the glass walls in the back of the house. Just when...More

2  Thank Laura A
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Anne B
24 July 2017|
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Response from LI_NYtoOH | Reviewed this property |
It's a 2-hour+ tour
Diane H
20 February 2017|
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Response from birvin3883 | Reviewed this property |
Must call and schedule tours in advance fyi.
Bill B
7 April 2015|
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Response from tinky1242013 | Reviewed this property |
It's 10 dollars and well worth it.