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Address: 1105 N Buckeye, Abilene, KS
Phone Number: (785)263-1084
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Visit during the holidays.

We were here in January 2012 and the Christmas decorations were still up. Informative tour with a delightful docent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bryan, Texas
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Bryan, Texas
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here in January 2012 and the Christmas decorations were still up. Informative tour with a delightful docent.

1 Thank 64Kittygirl
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was working with my fellow graduate students from Columbia University in the presidential archives in Abilene, as part of a research fellowship, and we thought we'd visit the mansion as a break from academic work. We enjoyed the house - its history and many treasures were certainly worth the time. What we did not enjoy was the attitude of... More 

1 Thank Adri_P_NY
Leoti, Kansas
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This was my second visit and I enjoyed it very much both times! I took my kids this time and the mansion was decorated for Christmas which made it very special. It is such a beautiful place.

Thank CaltoKan
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We like to tour historic homes and the Seelye house is one of the best! It was decorated for Christmas which made it exceptionally beautiful. The things we learned about the house, the sisters, and their famous houseguests could fill a book! We also heard obscure facts,like this was one of the first homes in Kansas to have a poinsettia... More 

Thank chloeKansas
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We recently toured the Seelye Mansion with our two children, ages 7 and 9 and the grandparents on a visit from Denver. We all thoroughly enjoyed it. The owners have such a passion for sharing the incredible history of the house. Every detail of the mansion is impeccably cared for with love. You leave feeling as though you were a... More 

Thank Erin W
Shawnee, Kansas
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63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

The owner gave us the tour. It was not a "canned" speech. He just spoke off the cuff about anything about the house that came to his mind. It was fascinating. The tour took 3 hours and the time flew by. There are no areas of the house that are off limits and you really walk into the rooms and... More 

Thank Sharon_R_H
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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174 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We spent 2 hours here but could have stayed longer. The history is just wonderful and stories are so interesting. This home was wired for electric by Thomas Edison himself after the 1905 Worlds Fair. The first bulbs lasted 50 years.

Thank Richard J
Manhattan, Kansas
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42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

A friend and I visited the mansion on a girls' day out. I had toured the mansion in 1996 so I had a chance to look at details a little more closely. The original owners (Seelye family) obviously took meticulous care of everything they had - furnishings, household items, linens, etc. This is a must-see for anyone who has an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

We were so glad we went. The house and furnishings were incredible. Our guide was very knowledgeable, had a wonderful personality, and had great patience with the tour group. The entire house was accessable to the tour - not one room was roped off! Wear light clothes in the summer though - there is no air conditioning.

Thank Peg S
Los Angeles, California
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155 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

This was a wonderful surprise with beautiful grounds. The current owner of the house is also the tour guide, and shows it with pride. He even played an old RCA Victrola that still played music. Amazingly preserved home, one of the largest I think he said in KS for historic homes. Worth a visit then go to Sonic after for... More 

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