Fairlawn Mansion

Victorian House Museum - 906 East 2nd Street, Superior, WI

Be Our Guest

(Fairlawn Mansion)
  • Fairlawn Mansion is Superior’s Victorian home that was a private residence from 1890 to 1920 and a Children’s Home for 42 years.
  • Fairlawn Mansion is open for tours year-round.
  • All guided tours depart from the Carriage House Gift Shop at the top of the hour.
  • Everyone 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Online bookings can be made up to one month in advance.
  • Please note: private rentals and special events can cancel public tours; calling ahead or reserving online is recommended. Complimentary, library and membership passes are not valid for special tours and events. Fairlawn is closed for the following holidays: Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day, New Year’s Eve & Day.
  • All ticket sales are final. Exception: if Superior Public Museums cancels the tour/event due to weather, private event, or COVID-19, guests will have the option to reschedule, donate the amount, or get a full refund.

Admission for Guided Tours

Adults

Admission for Guided Tours

Seniors (62+)

Admission for Guided Tours

College Students with ID

Admission for Guided Tours

Active Military with ID

Admission for Guided Tours

Youth (6-17)

Admission for Guided Tours

Children 5 and Under

Admission for Guided Tours

OUR HOURS

Tour Hours

Tours leave on the hour from the Gift Shop.
Please note the daily tour schedule may change based on staffing, events and rentals. Please visit “book your tour today” above for the current schedule. Reservations can be made 2 months in advance, but are not required. Fairlawn is open year-round.

January 2 - April 30, 2024

Monday - Wednesday

CLOSED

Thursday - Friday

12PM - 3PM
Last tour departs at 3PM

Saturday

10AM - 3PM
Last tour departs at 3PM

Sunday

12PM - 3PM
Last tour departs at 3PM

May 1 - 31, 2024

Sunday - Friday

12PM - 3PM
Last tour departs at 3PM

Saturday

10AM - 3PM
Last tour departs at 3PM

June 1 - September 2, 2024

MONDAY - Saturday

10AM - 4PM
Last tour departs at 4PM

Sunday

11AM - 4PM
Last tour departs at 4PM

September 3 - December 31, 2024

Monday

CLOSED

Tuesday - fRIDAY

12PM - 3PM
Last tour departs at 3PM

sATURDAY

10AM - 3PM
Last tour departs at 3PM

SUNDAY

12PM - 3PM
Last tour departs at 3PM

OUR HERITAGE

The Heritage of Fairlawn

Built as the family home for lumber and mining baron, Martin Pattison, his wife Grace and their six children, Fairlawn was completed in 1891 at the cost of $150,000; an equivalent of well over $3 million today. The mansion stands as an enduring testament to Pattison’s success and standing in the community.

The Queen Anne Victorian house, featuring a four-story tower complete with widow’s watch overlooking the bay, is a unique and well recognized landmark in the City of Superior. In summer, gardens dot the expansive lawns with traditional flower varieties such as peony, rose, hydrangea and lily. Guests are welcome to stroll through the grounds at their leisure and may photograph the gardens and exterior of the mansion.

The fully restored first floor of the mansion features 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 the 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 1962, when the mansion served as a home to the less fortunate.

support

Donate Today

Your donations help support our historical sites and programming for the local community. You may choose to give to the general operating fund, or the museum(s) of your choice, or a specific program or event. Please contact us for more information on how you can help support Superior Public Museums. Superior Public Museums is a 501(c)3.

Join the Fun and Shape Superior’s History! 📝

👉🏻 We need YOUR HELP to keep Fairlawn Mansion, the S.S. Meteor, and the Old Firehall & Police Museum as amazing as ever. Your opinion matters! 👇🏼

💡 Simply take a few minutes to complete a survey, so you can share your thoughts on the museums and management, help us determine what’s important to the community and museum goers, and suggest cool ideas.

🎁 And, for taking the survey, we’ve included some sweet chances to WIN some fun prizes!

  • $50 Gift Shop spree at Fairlawn
  • Two Holiday Sampler tickets
  • One survey per person, please!
  • Deadline is June 24, 2024 🗓️