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Seward House Museum

33 South St, Auburn, NY 13021-3929
+1 315-252-1283
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Seward House

Beautiful historic house with original furnishings. The house and grounds are very well maintained... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2016
Lynne F
via mobile
Interesting and informative

I'm not a real big history person, but I found the house and associated stories and protraits to be... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2016
Webster, New York
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We invite you to visit the Seward House Museum, the historic home of William Henry Seward; New York State Senator, two time New York State Governor, US Senator, and Secretary of State during the Lincoln and Johnson administrations. Our knowledgeable staff is on-hand to provide guided tours, helping you navigate the many fascinating aspects of this beautifully preserved home. Enjoy masterpieces of American art and special exhibitions in both the historic house and the museum’s gardens.
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33 South St, Auburn, NY 13021-3929
+1 315-252-1283
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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful historic house with original furnishings. The house and grounds are very well maintained. Staff is very knowledgeable

1  Thank Lynne F
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I'm not a real big history person, but I found the house and associated stories and protraits to be quite interesting. Our docent was extremely knowledgeable and could answet any question.

Thank Luvocean3
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Perhaps if we had taken the tour at a different time I would have enjoyed it more. But it was mid-afternoon and we had already been to another city sightseeing and the day was very hot and there was no air conditioning or fans to...More

Thank Diana C
MsFanny, General Manager at Seward House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2016

Thank you so much for your visit and for providing us with this feedback. The home does not have AC and yes, it certainly can get quite warm during the summer months. We typically winterize the home in late September or early October as in...More

Reviewed 15 October 2016

Going through Auburn 2 years ago we didn't have time to visit the Seward House so it was on our must do list if we ever returned. It was well worth the visit and we had one of the best tour guides Joanne Mitchell we're...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I was lucky enough to have a solo tour of the Seward House Museum! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered all my questions! The home was filled with original art, furniture and books which made it even more exciting to tour. I enjoyed...More

Thank DarlafromOC
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have toured a lot of homes. This one is by far one of the most intact and pristine examples we have ever visited. Due primarily to the respect the generations of Seward's showed the property and took care of the priceless...More

Thank Randy W
MsFanny, Manager at Seward House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2016

Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to leave us feedback. Jeff is a valuable member of our team. His passion and enthusiasm for all things Seward is evident in his interpretation of the Seward story.

Reviewed 9 October 2016

I was in town with my hubby and while he was attending to work, I did some sight seeing. I had heard from another about the Seward House and had reviewed the brochure information so made it on my second day and so glad that...More

Thank AnnaAZ
Reviewed 8 October 2016

You get a very informative tour of the home of William Henry Seward, our Secretary of State who pushed for the purchase of Alaska from Russia - and haven't we been glad he did many times over! The home is lovely and the staff is...More

Thank Lilacgrower
Reviewed 27 September 2016

A visit to the home of Lincoln's Secretary of State, William H. Seward, was the key driver for our visit to Auburn and it was worth it. It's a fascinating home, filled with amazing relics of the time, including the "usual suspects" involved in Lincoln's...More

Thank bahamamama2010_10
Reviewed 26 September 2016

OK -- I'm a historic house groupie. And the Seward House Museum is right at the top of the list of great places I've visited. Usually a historic home has gone through many owners between the time that the famous person lived there. The furniture...More

1  Thank ElTiante23
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