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Seelye Mansion

PO Box 337, Abilene, KS
(785)263-1084
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Abilene
Type: Historic Sites
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Irvine, California
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134 reviews 134 reviews
24 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I have visited many restored mansions throughout the U.S. Many have been restored to reflect the lifestyle of the original owners. What sets the Seelye Mansion apart from the others is that the owner actually lives there, and gives visitors a first person tour of his home. It hasn't been "restored," but it has been well maintained in spotless condition... More

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Southern CA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Our group of five (aged 18 - 84) thoroughly enjoyed our tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and provided an excellent tour full of history and amusing anecdote. Terry, the friendly owner, did not give the tour but came out to greet us when we arrived and later chatted with my father-in-law about the small Kansas town where my father-in-law... More

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Allow 2 hours for an excellent guided tour of this time warp house.The owner is such a genuine guy you could talk to him for hours.Definetely recommend this

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Terry terry terry... What can i say, he is very long winded and had story for everything in this massive house. I understand that he wants people to get their money s worth but come on man 3 hours! Would be interesting if it was a third of that time.

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Stock, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Lkie a time capsule, looking at a way of life that most could only dream off. Also got to meet the current owner, terry. Lovely chap

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This Grande old Girl is a very Luxurious home of 1905. Many ideas and items coming from the worlds fair. I enjoyed meeting the host/owner Terry. Lovely gentleman and an extraordinary gift he is sharing with the community and State of Kansas. Very informative and friendly staff. There were some changes in the home that kind of haunted me. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I visited this place recently with family and on first impressions I thought my socks were going to be bored off of my perspiring feet. A nice old lady who looked like the female version of Cornel Saunders showed us in and fair play for being 90+ years of age and still climbing and wailing up two flights of stairs... More

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Provo, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Seelye Mansion is a spectacular 18th century building, lovingly maintained and full of treasures. Tours are small and led by friendly staff. It is on the national historical register and supported by donations.

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Perry, Oklahoma
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I was privileged to be at an evening reception and group at the Mansion for dinner and reception. Our Host-Owners were awesome and generous with tours throughout the estate.

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26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We always love to visit historical houses in the areas that we travel to. This was a great surprise find. We were in town to visit the Eisenhower Library and found this historical home. The tour guide Michael was wonderful. All the furnishings are original to the homeowner. Very interesting story regarding the home owners. So glad we toured this... More

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