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Seward House

33 South St., Auburn, NY 13021
315-252-1283
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Ranked #1 of 10 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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Rye, NY
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201 reviews 201 reviews
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The house is quite large and contains items owned by William Seward, himself, as well as by his descendants. Hearing about these possessions allows visitors to get a better understanding of life in the 19th century, especially in terms of politics and the Civil War. Our excellent guide gave a thorough background to Seward as well as the house and... More

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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

It was great learning about the live of William Steward. We did not realized he was also attacked the night Lincoln was killed.

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Wanatah
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

A wonderful museum! Our guide Mitchell was excellent. We arrived 30 minutes before the next tour but took us on our own tour so we didn't have to wait. The home is filled with wonderful items from the Seward family. I'm so glad we stopped. I have a new affection for Seward! We definitely would go back! Thank you Mitchell!

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We toured this house and learned so much. It was such a cool collection of family heirlooms, even the kids enjoyed it.

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Springfield, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This tour is wonderful for history buffs. The house is packed with art and sculpture from the time period and the docents are knowledgeable about every piece. The tour lasts about and hour, but we could have spent hours there, taking it all in. Take your time through the basement exhibits -- there is a lot to read down there.... More

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Zanesville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

If you are I the area, this is a must. Very informative. We had a tour through out the house. There are stairs, so if you have a disability, it may be difficult but still worth going.

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MsFanny, Manager at Seward House, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a response. Sounds like you had a great stay in Auburn, NY! More

Alexandria, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I have visited a lot of historic homes - A LOT- all around the country, and I think this is one of the best. The amount of items original to the house is amazing. I am certain I have never been in a home with so many original pieces. I live right outside Washington, DC, so when I travel I... More

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New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I'm afraid I can't tell you much about the Seward House Tour. I bought my ticket, then had to wait a half hour for the next tour. This was a very hot day and you had to wait outside. I had my service dog with me. When the tour finally started, I made it through to the 2nd room and... More

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MsFanny, Manager at Seward House, responded to this review

Yes, the house does get very warm on hot summers days. Please contact us at info@sewardhouse.org and we will send you some free passes or even refund your money. We greatly appreciate your feedback and do our best to serve our thousands of visitors each year. More

Auburn, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you like to learn about history of Auburn or Washington, this is a very enjoyable place to visit. There are many books and paintings from back in the day of Auburn's and the Capitol's history.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

For a history buff, I came all the way from California was very devasted and humilitated. Change your policy Terrible seward house. Change your photography policy handed to nps . Dont go there ever

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