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Seward House

33 South St., Auburn, NY 13021
315-252-1283
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Ranked #1 of 18 attractions in Auburn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: 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,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Montvale, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This is a must see for history buffs and in particular for Civil War buffs. Don't miss Seward's carriage in the garage; it's priceless. The staff at the Seward House are experts in William Seward's and the Seward Family history. Check their website for special weekend events.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Superb guided visits on the hour bring the Seward family and it's most brilliant member, wm Seward, to life. Highly recommended. There are stairs and the tour takes about an hour and a half. The house is how the Seward's left it.

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Hampton, VA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Seward House is a wonderful way to learn about the man behind "Seward's Folly" and Lincoln's cabinet member. A former governor of New York, the house is filled with memorabilia that helps one learn about the man and his time. The docents are more than willing to answer questions and help the visitor feel immersed in the time period.... More

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Dover, New Hampshire
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317 reviews 317 reviews
127 attraction reviews
492 helpful votes 492 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The interior of this historic home/museum is accessible only by guided tour. Year Round Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Summer Hours - Extended from Memorial Day – Labor Day: Sunday 1:00 – 5:00 PM Admission: Adults – $10.00 AAA/Senior Citizens/Military – $9.00 National Trust Members – $8.00 Students with ID – $5.00 Children under 6 –... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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194 reviews 194 reviews
108 attraction reviews
344 helpful votes 344 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Wow! What a jammed packed and extremely informative tour! Not only is the house, comprised of the original furnishings, interesting and beautiful to tour, but I was blown away by the accomplishments and forward thinking of the Sewards. Mr. Seward was a senator, cabinet member under Lincoln and Johnson, initiator of the purchase of Alaska as well as being outspoken... More

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Yucaipa, CA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Have you heard of this scenario: An experienced and prominent Senator from New York leads a crowded field for the party's presidential nomination. Instead, a political neophyte from Illinois known mostly for his oratory gets the nomination and becomes president. He then names his former rival as Secretary of State. Had the Republican Party of 1860 followed expectations, you would... More

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Cave Creek, Arizona, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Wonderful old house. See how the well to do lived in the 19th century. Spectacular library and collection of furnishings from around the world. Docent led tours bring William Seward to life.

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Syracuse, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The docent was well schooled in her subject. We learned a lot about Mr Seward, President Lincoln and circumstances surrounding that historical era that we were not previously aware of - well worth the time!

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Syracuse, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I recently visited Seward House with my mother on a beautiful summer Saturday, and enjoyed it immensely. We've both lived in Syracuse for the majority of our lives, and yet had never made the short trip to Auburn to see this wonderful house. We're glad we finally corrected that oversight. The house and grounds are beautiful, well maintained and well... More

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Rochester NY area
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173 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Very well kept home; lovely grounds...unfortunately one cannot tour the home on their own, but who want to, since the tour guide tells wonderfully accurate and interesting things about Mr Seward and all of his political life. A really nice home; and just long enough tour at about one hour in length. The grounds were small but very nicely kept... More

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