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This is a historical treasure. The staff is great and really makes the tour a treat. My youngest... read more

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Bowling on a Wooden Lane

The Seelye Mansion is a historic home in Abilene, Kansas. The curator/caretaker gave the tour... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2018
Cynthia H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a historical treasure. The staff is great and really makes the tour a treat. My youngest and oldest kids loved the whole experience.

Thank Go549383
Reviewed November 3, 2018

The Seelye Mansion is a historic home in Abilene, Kansas. The curator/caretaker gave the tour, walking patrons from room to room, explaining about architecture and telling stories about the family and the things in the house. I was selected to try my hand at bowling...More

Thank Cynthia H
Reviewed October 24, 2018

I'm a huge fan of old historic homes and mansions. I've visited numerous ones all over the world. Unequivocally this is the BEST historic home tour I've ever been on. The current owner, Terry Tietjens brings the mansion to life with his detailed vivid descriptions...More

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Reviewed September 26, 2018

This is the best tour of a period home we have ever been on. Terry, the owner, was so in love with this wonderful home. He shared his love and made sure we had a terrific experience. Stories of the family and furnishings were endless....More

Thank Janelle C
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

What a joy it was to step back in time to experience life in the Seeleye Mansion. Original artwork, furnishings, and period appropriate gardens delight and astound.

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Reviewed August 6, 2018

This old mansion has basically been undisturbed for 95 years. The man giving the tour actually lived there with the original owners and has amazing stories to tell. Little ones might get a bit restless but for adults it is great. There is so much...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2018

Terry took us on a great tour telling us of the history of the Seelye Mansion. Terry is extremely knowledgeable about every aspect of the house. Allow 1 1/2 to 2 hours for the tour.

1  Thank LQ4L
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

This Mansion is absolutely gorgeous with all of the most advanced inventions of the day in which it was built the curator is quite knowledgeable and will take as much time as you wish to answer what your questions. The tour is a bit long...More

Thank cyndiw336
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

I am not one to normally write reviews, but the Seelye Mansion and tour were just magnificent! Terry, the man who gives the tours and actually lives in the house is just wonderful. He has owned and lived in the house for years so he...More

Thank mstahlheber
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Terry was a wealth of knowledge! The history of the home, the furnishings, the family, the area.... really thorough! Don't stop unless you have over an hour...the mansion legitimately gets the title "mansion"

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Seaside199336
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