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Address: 1105 N Buckeye, Abilene, KS
Phone Number: (785)263-1084
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Unexpected Gem to tour

We saw a brochure about this mansion tour in our hotel lobby and decided to check it out - we were not disappointed. The three-story home plus basement contains all the original... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Texas
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We saw a brochure about this mansion tour in our hotel lobby and decided to check it out - we were not disappointed. The three-story home plus basement contains all the original furnishings from the turn of the 20th century, most of which were purchased at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Lovely and the history is interesting. Very fun way to spend an hour or two. I am not really a mansion person, they seem excessive to me most of the time but this is really nice.

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Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The tour was longer than expected, which wore out the 11 year old - but the tour was great and full of interesting information, family and Abilene history. It was very warm in the house itself which did make the tour seem longer than the three hours in there. Will try and go back during Christmas time!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This 11000 square foot home is on the 1100 block of North Buckeye, and cannot be missed. Open 10-4 Monday-Saturday, with reduced hours on Sunday. Google 'Seelye Mansion' and you will find it. $10 per adult. Almost all of the artifacts in this classic Midwestern house from the turn of the 20th century is original. Many of the furnishings were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My Granddaughter and I toured the Sealy Mansion today. I toured it 20 years ago with her Mother, my Daughter, and wanted to visit again sharing this treasure in Kansas with my Grandaughter. My first tour was with Terry, the owner, who lived with the Sealy Sisters and had many stories he shared. This tour was with Rick, who was... More 

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Atchison, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This was a last minute stop and I am so glad I did! Although the tour is kinda lengthy it is very informative. If it is a hot day outside be prepared for it to be hot inside. They did have box fans placed around that helped some... Other than that the tour was great! It is a must see!

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Norman, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This house has been preserved in original fashion. Worth your visit to walk the floors and speak to the curator.

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Abilene, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Mr. Tiejen gave a lengthy and thorough tour. He has owned and lived in this house for decades (many of those years were with the original family) and he knows so much about this history and contents. It is beautiful inside and especially during Christmas. We brought our children along and they enjoyed the tour, too.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Beautiful. Tour guide was likeable...if a little long winded. A highlight of our trip to this simple, little town.

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Forsyth, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Wow...where do I begin? The tour guide, Terry, owns and lives in the house. He is so informative. My brain was on overload with all of the information. My husband and I have toured many homes throughout the USA, but this is the first with the original furnishings and the first time we have ever been allowed to see all... More 

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