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Seelye Mansion

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KimSherm wrote a review Oct 2020
Peculiar, Missouri14 contributions4 helpful votes
The house is over 100 yrs old and is in GREAT shape. The tour guide lives there, is the owner and a bit of a character. In many mansion tours, the contents are 'from that period', but in this one, they are the actual original furnishings and everything works. Nothing is roped off and in our group 2 got to 'bowl' and one played the piano. Very impressive.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Deborah G wrote a review Oct 2020
8 contributions1 helpful vote
The whole tour from beginning to the very end! Being a hands on tour was soooo special! Our hearts were Blessed!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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M Schoenberger wrote a review Sep 2020
Hays, Kansas8 contributions
Impulse stop turned into a delightful step back in history. The tour guides were both informative and we absolutely loved the “non-roped” off areas offered within the mansion. It was a true home town experience. I have a new found appreciation for modern lightning (thank you Mr. Edison) and bowling alleys. We will definitely back at Christmas!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Judy Gokey wrote a review Aug 2020
51 contributions1 helpful vote
I love history and you get plenty of it at the Seelye Mansion! It is said that as long as someone speaks your name you are remembered no matter the years you have been gone. Mr. Terry Tietjen has lovingly kept Miss Helen’s and Miss Marion’s own memories alive by passing down their experiences and preserving this glorious home! Truly a one of a kind and the best way to spend time in Abilene.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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NewillDB wrote a review Aug 2020
Indianapolis, Indiana379 contributions82 helpful votes
What a surprising find! We went to see Eisenhower history, but that was closed due to COVID. Driving out of town we passed this beautiful Mansion and decided to take a quick peek. Over 90 minutes later we were thrilled with what we had found! If you get Terrie as your host and guide, you are in for a real treat ! What amazing history - and watch what happens when he gets near the 1904 Steinway piano! Those traveling on I-70 really need to take a planned break to visit the Seelye Mansion. From the basement game room to the music parlor three floors up, and everything in between, you will be impressed by the way the Seelye's lived over 100 years ago. Their family story - both good and not so good - is that of the turn of the last century industrial spirit combined with a nation excited about all things new - electricity, record players, and box-ball (bowling!). We will include this on a return trip in the future!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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