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Seelye Mansion

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Address: 1105 N Buckeye Ave, Abilene, KS 67410-1942
Phone Number: (785)263-1084
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Proud Owner Provides Heartfelt Tour

The Seelye Mansion was built in 1905 for $55,000. It is a three story home with a widow's walk on the roof. There are eleven bedrooms in this 11,000 square foot home. The home... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Thelma G
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Felton, Delaware
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Felton, Delaware
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Seelye Mansion was built in 1905 for $55,000. It is a three story home with a widow's walk on the roof. There are eleven bedrooms in this 11,000 square foot home. The home contains all the original furniture and furnishings with many of the pieces over 100 years old. The present owner bought the home from two sisters and... More 

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Tulsa, OK
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31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Previous reviewers have said great things I don't need to repeat, I just wanted to add to the rave reviews. There are some amazing pieces in this house, including a victrola the owner plays a Sousa march on and a 100-year old Steinway piano we got to play. All the light fixtures are original Thomas Edison/GE pieces, and Frank Lloyd... More 

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Kennesaw
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Owner guided tour of almost three hours. Countless stories of life in early 1900's. This is a home, not a museum. Personalized touches of relationship with daughters of the original owner. No southern home compares.

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Olathe, Kansas
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

This mansion has to be my most favorite of all time... It is currently owned by a man who has lived in it since the 1980's when the Seelye sisters still were alive. He actually gave us the tour (he still lives there by the way) and told us that he moved in after he bought the place but on... More 

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Branson, Missouri
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694 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

We began by the owner of the building introducing himself. He lived with the heirs to the mansion for over 10 years and picked their brains until they died at age 91 and older. He has very deep informational stories about everything in the home. He put the home in a foundation so it could be enjoyed for years to... More 

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1 Thank Jerry B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Had a great experience touring with my family - Terry does an excellent tour, complete with opportunities to interact with the house and learn about the women who made this historic house home.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

The house's extravagent features and decor are amazing, but I most loved hearing about Helen and Marion Seeyle. Terry's friendship with the elderly Seeyle ladies and his restoration of their home for the public to enjoy is an interesting story. I'm sure Helen and Marion would be very pleased with the excellent condition of the house and how many people... More 

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Spent a very very enjoyable afternoon with Terry. He made us feel very welcomed and very much at home. The tour and his knowledge of the history of the mansion was outstanding. I would highly recommend a visit.

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Hays, North Carolina
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Beautiful place for a wedding out side wedding they have beautiful grounds Seelye Mansion gives tour ..beautiful mansion stop in and enjoy!

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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

We got here late but the gentleman let us join in the last tour and even spent a little time afterwords to show us the upstairs. He may have already shown it to the other people. He owns the home and wants to make you feel at home like he does while he's showing you his beautiful home. I didn't... More 

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