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Seward House

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Address: 33 South St., Auburn, NY 13021
Phone Number: 13152521283
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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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An interesting step back in time

This is a wonderful step back in time. The house has mostly original furniture used by the Seward family. Our guide was excellent and his narration was very spontaneous and clear... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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London, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful step back in time. The house has mostly original furniture used by the Seward family. Our guide was excellent and his narration was very spontaneous and clear. Prior to this visit, we had no idea just how important the Seward family was in shaping American history. One room is devoted to the Lincoln assassination. Until visiting... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Buffet type meal from a place that hangs its hat on their history and past presidential visits. It was worth the visit. We enjoyed it...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We are in are late 20's and went to this museum yesterday. It was so incredible Our tour guide (Corilee or something close to that) was so incredible she was full of knowledge and you could tell she really loved doing the tours she had such a smile on her face and kept us interested the whole time. This place... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

the Sewards were remarkable people. This museum contains enough historical artifacts to keep one's attention, and enough explanatory material to make it interesting. well worth the visit.

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Holland Patent, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is a fascinating house with very good tour guides who help put things in perspective in relation to the time. The architecture is just beautiful. You get a real feel for life during Seward's time. Well worth a visit to this wonderful house.We have been on the tour twice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The Seward House is a must-see in central NY - esp. for history buffs! We went because we wanted to see Lincoln's assassination bedsheets, but the whole house was interesting and beautiful. Great to learn more about Seward... a man who thought way ahead of his time. Quite a guy. Wish NY's current guv had half Edward's "stuff!"

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Philadelphia, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

One of the nicest and most elaborate historical homes we've visited. Almost all of the furnishings once belonged to the Seward family, and there are some wonderful pieces William Seward obtained by virtue of his position as Secretary of State. Guided tours begin on the hour, and our guide was knowledgeable and gave a good running commentary, although I wish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Whether you're visiting Auburn for the first time, or you're a local who means to re-visit, the Seward House and grounds is a must and won't disappoint. The house itself is well-maintained, charming, and authentic. The tours are all informative and interesting. Afterwards, be sure to check out the gift shop and then stroll the grounds.

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Auburn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Stepping Back In Time.....WOW...the house has been kept in wonderful condition. Guide knew her stuff!! Very informative. Would return again!! Thank you.....

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The Seward Museum is worthy of anything you would see in the Smithsonian Museum. Th house is well preserved and the original furnishings quite incredible. Mitch M., the docent blended the historical facts and family stories flawlessly. After hearing about the family's role in the Civil War and the years following made me want to research and read more about... More 

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