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Seward House Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Christmas Tour

We took a tour of the Seward Mansion during the holidays. It was amazing. There were actors... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Nanabjb
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Auburn, New York
Such an informative tour!

Our terrific guide provided a fascinating tour of this beautifully maintained mansion. We are... read more

Reviewed November 15, 2018
RollCaster
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Boston, Massachusetts
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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...more
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took a tour of the Seward Mansion during the holidays. It was amazing. There were actors playing the roles of the Seward family. We were treated as if we were visiting guests on Christmas Eve. All rooms were filled with period furniture and artifacts....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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MsFanny, Manager at Seward House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us for Candle Light Tours. It is certainly one of our most popular and beloved programs...... for the staff, volunteers, and for our visitors. Over the years, many families have made it part of their holiday tradition.

Reviewed December 7, 2018

For the past six years we have been meaning to visit the Seward House Museum but work and family responsibilities kept interfering with plans; we finally made it and so glad we did. Our guide, Bonnie, was delightful and a font of knowledge that she...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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MsFanny, General Manager at Seward House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2018

Thanks so much for your visit and your feedback. We think that Bonnie is pretty terrific too! Please don't wait another 6 years to visit again. Cheers.

Reviewed November 15, 2018

Our terrific guide provided a fascinating tour of this beautifully maintained mansion. We are lucky that Seward and his family took such care of his records and their possessions; a very interesting look at one of Abraham Lincoln's Cabinet members.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

The Seward House is a vivid snapshot of a period in our history that we each heard about in school but never had a feel for. The house has been preserved in the time period that it housed a very important family. Seward is the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

We have visited the Seward house twice before, enjoying our guided tours each time. With that in mind, we signed up for their recent Mourning or Macabre Victorian Death Rites evening candlelight tour. We were truly disappointed. The advertised description of the tour was not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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MsFanny, Manager at Seward House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

First of all, thank you for your detailed feedback and we deeply regret that you did not enjoy the Victorian Death Rites tour. As you point out, we do not use open flames in a National Historic Landmark as that would not be best practices....More

Reviewed October 15, 2018

In the interest of full-disclosure, we did not go on the tour. We were told the next tour was 30 minutes away, and the tour was 1:15 long…”because there’s a lot to listen to.” Uh uh….I have better things to do. We were the only...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Curtis S
MsFanny, Manager at Seward House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2018

Thank you for your visit and for your feedback. We do have to keep our public tour times at the top of the hour. However, we aim to please, so if you would just let us know, we are more than happy to do a...More

Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

While vacationing in Skaneateles, NY, stopped in Auburn to visit the Seward House and Harriet Tubman home/museum. Both were interesting but the Seward home was a real surprise. There is a historical connection to both of these attractions so see both if you can!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

The tour of the Seward House Museum with the Director of Education was a real education about the late 1800's in upstate New York. Our enthusiastic and incredibly knowledgeable guide gave us a great overview of the civil war times and Seward was one of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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MsFanny, Manager at Seward House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Thanks for your feedback. Jeff Ludwig, Director of Education, does a wonderful interpretation of the Seward family and we are fortunate to have him on our team!

Reviewed September 25, 2018

Well worth your time. I think the tour was about 45 minutes. The guide was very interesting and knowledgeable. I learned quite a bit and had fun while doing it! Very interesting man, Mr. Seward.

Date of experience: June 2018
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MsFanny, Manager at Seward House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

Thanks so much for your visit and providing us the excellent feedback!

Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

We were in the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York for a few days as part of a professional meeting. Someone suggested that if we were interested in history, we might enjoy the Seward House Museum in Auburn. We were lucky enough to arrive...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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