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Seward House Museum

33 South St, Auburn, NY 13021-3929
+1 315-252-1283
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If you love History you need to go

Its a very interesting Museum to go to. The house is almost exactly as it was when William Seward... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
David E
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Cayuga, New York
Knowledgeable Docent Brought the House to Life

We had a very knowledgeable docent who really brought the house to life. She was able to answer... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
MomRocco
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Chicago, IL
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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 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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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33 South St, Auburn, NY 13021-3929
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Its a very interesting Museum to go to. The house is almost exactly as it was when William Seward lived there. The house stayed in the family until it was turned into a Museum. I won't let the cat out of the bag, its well...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a very knowledgeable docent who really brought the house to life. She was able to answer all our questions and did a good job in engaging those in our tour.

Thank MomRocco
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To view the Seward house and it's original furnishings and artifacts you must be with a guide as a member of a guided tour. Our guide spoke clearly and confidently. She was pleasant, provided a great deal of information, and answered questions. The guided tour...More

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MsFanny, Manager at Seward House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. We aim to please our visitors and if requested, the docent will take visitors back to view a room, take a picture, or spend some additional time. Also, we can do private tours and even behind the scene tours, if...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a museum of the Seward family, including principally Lincoln's Secretary of State William Seward. It is a time capsule, kept mostly as it was during his lifetime. A tour of the house takes about 1-1/2 hours and is interesting for every minute. If...More

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MsFanny, Manager at Seward House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We truly appreciate your feedback and are glad that you enjoyed the experience. Thanks again for visiting us!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour, very knowledgeable tour guide. Learned a great deal about Lincoln's former Secretary of State and Governor of NY.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We would give this tour an unexpected 5 stars, 6 stars if we could for the guide Jeff Ludwig, as his knowledge, enthusiasm, and personality elevated this visit above most other similar historic tours. THe mansion itself is a great view of (wealthy) American life...More

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MsFanny, Manager at Seward House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your very insightful feedback. We also agree that Jeff is amazing! Come again and tell your friends.

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Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

This is an unbelievable house/museum the artifacts they have are simply amazing, like the original draft written in Lincoln’s own hand of the emancipation proclamation if you’re ever in upstate New York and have any interest in history this is a must see , the...More

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Reviewed April 12, 2018

This museum is amazing in the heart of downtown Auburn Newark close to city hall the Seward House is like stepping back hundreds of years ago. Learn about this unsung hero, who we owe many of our advancements today too. Was a great family stop...More

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Reviewed April 11, 2018

My wife and I visited yesterday (4/10/18). John was our tour guide and a fine guide he was! His knowledge and exposition showed many facets of Seward's life that I did not know. Others have in their reviews have made detailed notes so I won't...More

Thank Steven S
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MsFanny, General Manager at Seward House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your visit and feedback!

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Reviewed April 6, 2018

I'd learned about "Seward's Folly" in school many years ago, but never learned what an amazing man Seward was, and his close association with Lincoln. One of John Wilkes Booth's co-conspirators attempted to assassinate Seward at the same time that Lincoln was assassinated. Seward had...More

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