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Seward House

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Address: 33 South St., Auburn, NY 13021
Phone Number: 315-252-1283
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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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This historical adventure is not to be missed.

I have been to the Seward House many times as when I taught 4th grade I took my classes there to enhance their studies of local history. I also have been to see the decorations... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Susan L
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Auburn, New York
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Auburn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I have been to the Seward House many times as when I taught 4th grade I took my classes there to enhance their studies of local history. I also have been to see the decorations at Christmas time and I took my granddaughter as part of her Fourth Grade Passbook program where they visit historical sites in Auburn and have... More 

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Auburn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

an excellent place to visit to see how the secretary of state under abe lincolns lived and where he was ALSO ATTACKED ON THE NIGHT LINCOLN WAS KILLED.

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MsFanny, Manager at Seward House, responded to this review

Thank you for an excellent review, but to clarify, Mr. Seward was attacked at his Washington, DC residence not his Auburn, NY home. More 

Novi, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Our tour guide was very well versed and made the tour very interesting. Beautiful artifacts and full of Civil War period history.

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Skaneateles Falls, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This home is filled with authentic furniture, books, pictures, just about everything that the Seward family owned. The guides are most informative and the house is in great shape. Really beautifully decorated at Christmas time.

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central ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is a nice place to go back in time to see.. Its will bring you back in time.. I loved going with my husband he is a history major and enjoyed the wall scrapebook on all kinds of thing...

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Lockport, New York
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The tour was very good and worth the time. The guide was very well informed and had lots of information to share. All the furnishings in the house were the Seward's which gives it a little bit extra historical value. If you like New York or US history you will enjoy it.

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Skaneateles, New York, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We had out of town family this past week and we very much wanted to visit the Seward House and Harriet Tubman house. We could only visit one due to the timing of both tours the same time. We chose the later one. It would be very nice if you could make the tours on the half hour so that... More 

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MsFanny, Manager at Seward House, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and it is unfortunate that your guests could not visit both sites. We try to accommodate our visitors as much as possible and visitors can always call us if they need to make special arrangements or even book a private tour. We hope you will visit us again soon! More 

Hamilton, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Our tour guide made the Seward family story come alive for us. If you appreciate significant American history, don't miss this.

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Auburn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

In addition to purchasing Alaska, Seward had close ties to Abe Lincoln. The physical history of the house seems to be frozen in time!

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Hannacroix, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

So glad we went to the Seward House while in Auburn recently. The Seward's Folly that I read about in school -- the famed Alaska purchase -- I can only say was a good thing! It is one our most beautiful states. The Seward home was beautiful, and furnished with the Seward's furniture -- not just period style furnishings. We... More 

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