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Seward House

33 South St., Auburn, NY 13021
315-252-1283
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Ranked #1 of 20 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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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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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Kailua, Hawaii
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32 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My husband, sister, brother-in-law, and I visited the Seward House Museum in August. We drove from the Willard Memorial Chapel to the Seward House to catch the 4PM tour. It is such a well preserved house with all its original furnishings, which can be so rare for a historic home. We loved hearing about its history and the relationship between... More

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Blasdell, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Love all the history. It was interesting to learn about Seward, see the gifts he received as Secretary of State. Interesting also how he helped Harriet Tubbman.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I had lived in the area all my life but never visited the Seward house until last week. I walked right in and was met by a very friendly staff member. She told me that a tour was starting in about 10 min, they have a tour on every hour while open. The guide was very informative even for a... More

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Newark, Delaware
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A real surprise. The Seward were an interesting family and they saved everything. For history buffs, decorative arts fans, or architectural students a fascinating house.

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Kingston New York
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34 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We loved visiting this treasure. In doing so, with the help of our knowledgeable guide, we learned so much about William Seward and his family. It also has a huge book collection...that only researchers have access to. Seward encouraged the Government to purchase Alaska and it was called "Seward's Folly" but the last laugh was on the critics who did... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I live in the area and have never stopped until lately. It was as good as any museum and the tour was very informative.

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MsFanny, General Manager at Seward House, responded to this review

We really love to hear that we are also reaching our local community. This is critical to our mission! Thanks so much and I do hop e can will consider becoming a member! More

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