Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Bayernhof Museum: Music Machines

Multi-millionaire "Chuck" Brown lived in a crazy mansion with secret passages and hundreds of automatic music machines. Opened to the public in 2004.
Address:
225 St. Charles Place, Pittsburgh, PA
Directions:
Northeast of the city. From Kittanning Pike turn southeast onto Harding Rd/Grove St./Alleyne Drive. Drive a half-mile. Turn right onto St. Charles Place and drive to the gated driveway at the end.
Hours:
Tours by appt only. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
412-782-4231
Admission:
$10, cash only
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Bayernhof Museum: Music Machines

Amazing museum with a collection of music boxes, other antique automatic music machines, and thousands of other antique and unique items. The tour feels more like an exploration; the building itself boasts 22-rooms, an observatory, secret passages, an Italian wine cellar and cave, and an indoor pool in a room designed to look like you're in the tropics. Each room has so many unique items and features; there's a surprise around every corner. Or behind every bookcase...

[Amanda j, 09/21/2020]

Multi-millionaire "Chuck" Brown had the house built not all that long ago, from 1976 to 1982, then died at age 62. It took years to catalog everything inside, then Bayernhof opened to visitors in 2004, which had always been Chuck's wish.


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