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Seward House

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Address: 33 South St., Auburn, NY 13021
Phone Number: 13152521283
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: We invite you to visit the Seward House Museum, the historic home of...
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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A bit of National History in Central New York

This is a wonderful place to learn of some side history around the time of the Civil War. The home is grand, but the tour guide did an excellent job using the artifacts to tell... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful place to learn of some side history around the time of the Civil War. The home is grand, but the tour guide did an excellent job using the artifacts to tell the some fascinating history. The garden is also lovely.

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Upstate, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Seward was a state senator, governor, U.S. Senator, and Secretary of State under Lincoln. He was responsible for the Alaska Purchase. He was a visionary, a patriot, and more. He was also the target of a larger conspiracy to assassinate President Lincoln, Vice President Johnson, and Secretary of State Seward...all of this visually chronicled in a way that also gives... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Lots to learn about our country's heritage and leadership. Lots of people know that William Seward coordinated the purchase of Alaska. This was his home and is full of his belongings. Many people don't realize he survived an assignation attempt the same day President Lincoln was shot, in a conspiracy to kill the President, Vice President and Secretary of State... More 

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Auburn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is the house where William Seward and family lived. Seward was a New York governor and a Secretary of State. The outdoor garden is a nice area and they host open free events here monthly. Rooms in the house contains lots of artifacts and well-informed docents who are eager to share anecdotes that help you get the most from... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Great guided tour of very interesting house which has been in the family for years and years, thus what you see is very authentic and not reproduced. Gallery of people Seward met is fascinating along with the room dedicated to Lincoln's assassination.

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Candia, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The guided tour was most informative. The guide was knowledgeable and accommodating. One of the more interesting parts of the tour was the upstairs hallway. Hung on the hallway walls were pictures of many of the foreign dignitaries Seward met on his trips abroad. Leaned a lot about Seward, his family and his public service. Well worth the small price... More 

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Loch Arbour, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The house tour of this lovely home was very good. Not only was this house filled with originals, the information the tour provided were things I hadn't known. The room devoted to the assassination attempt was very well done.

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RIO RANCHO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We were amazed at this wonderful piece of history! There is an overwhelming amount of treasure in this house. I had no idea that Mr. Seward accomplished this much! Now I want to see the movie Lincoln again & pay more attention! Don't miss this, it is so worth the small price of admission & about an hour of time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Go on the tour and you'll never forget it. Each room add layers history and life to man and the time period in our country. Had a great time, thank you SH staff.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

the Seward house provides not just insight in the career of one of the most significant members of Lincoln (and Johnson's) cabinet, but shows you how an affluent family in mid 19th century central NY lived. The house is furnished and painted as it was then, and has pluses like the carriage that Seward was riding in when he was... More 

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Additional Information about Seward House

Address: Address: 33 South St., Auburn, NY 13021
Phone Number: 13152521283
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Auburn
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 10

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