Millard Fillmore Museum
Millard Fillmore Museum
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Millard Fillmore was the 13th president of the United States serving between 1826 and 1830. Auroraeans are proud that we shared in the young adult life of Millard Fillmore and his wife Abigail. We feel honored to have the Millard and Abigail Fillmore House designated as a National Historic Landmark and hope that you will enjoy coming to visit.
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  • Matt D
    Mentor, Ohio2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hidden gem!
    If you are interested in presidential history or even just in the area, this is a great experience! Kathy was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic and a wonderful guide. The home has been lovingly restored and although small, holds a lot of information and interesting tidbits. Not to be missed!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 7, 2023
  • Tricia Nissen
    Saint Paul, Minnesota12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enthusiastic tour!
    Such enthusiastic tour guides! Thank you to Kathy and Rachelle for making President Fillmore more memorable than he’s otherwise been. These women know the man, the family, and the house well, and they also connect the dots of how an impoverished farm boy translated his intellectual curiosity into a law degree on his unlikely path to the White House. Allow 90 minutes for the tour.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 25, 2023
  • Steve W
    Washington DC, District of Columbia136 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our 13th President
    OK, I’m being a little facetious here. I didn’t call ahead for a tour, so we couldn’t even go inside his “estate.” So, my 5 star rating is a bit sarcastic. But I gave ole Millard 5 stars because #13 doesn’t get much love - by historians, other presidents (Truman called him a “weak trivial thumb twaddler”), or even his home town. There wasn’t even a sign pointing you to his modest crib, he has actual neighbors (seriously, random people live in small houses next door and across the street), and the only street named after him goes through the hood. Nevertheless, we had to stop by to respect the man who signed the Compromise of 1850 - after all, someone needs to!
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 2, 2024
  • JuneNY
    1,586 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thoroughly Enjoyed!!!!!
    The senior citizens bus tour I was on today stopped here in the afternoon. It was a pretty large group for a small museum. The guides did a great job of leading either two or three groups through the place. There are a lot of authentic pieces of furniture from the years Fillmore and his family lived here. We were given a lot of information. Also, the staff made sure that there were places for the seniors to sit.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 17, 2024
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JuneNY
1,586 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
The senior citizens bus tour I was on today stopped here in the afternoon. It was a pretty large group for a small museum. The guides did a great job of leading either two or three groups through the place. There are a lot of authentic pieces of furniture from the years Fillmore and his family lived here. We were given a lot of information. Also, the staff made sure that there were places for the seniors to sit.
Written April 17, 2024
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Matt D
Mentor, OH2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
If you are interested in presidential history or even just in the area, this is a great experience! Kathy was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic and a wonderful guide. The home has been lovingly restored and although small, holds a lot of information and interesting tidbits. Not to be missed!
Written July 7, 2023
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Kimberly
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Family
Go!!!
Our docent was VERY knowledgeable and extremely enthusiastic and entertaining. By the end of our tour, I think the 8 of us strangers could have gone to lunch together… we laughed a ton!!! The house is cozy and quaint. A nice mix of information about the president as well as the home!!
Written September 16, 2022
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boughsofholly
Trenton, NJ331 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
The only remaining home of Millard Fillmore (AND built by the president himself), this house was my family's 34th presidential home visit.

Don't let the quaint size of the house fool you - the tour is very informational and features the original house as well as its later additions and renovation; within the house, there are both period pieces and furniture/items owned by Millard Fillmore and his family.

Kathy and Ruth were the friendly and enthusiastic tour guides who managed our tour; they knew a great deal about Fillmore, his history, and the era of his life - we definitely learned a lot!
Written August 9, 2020
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Nelson
Madison, WI76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Are you a former president geek? If so, then you need to go here. Not much known about Millard's presidential term. You can learn all about it here. You need to call ahead of time to make sure you can get an appointment. It's a bit difficult to get a tour with labor/volunteer shortage etc. There is also an outside building to tour in addition to the main house. Admission fee is $10.
Written July 17, 2022
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Tricia Nissen
Saint Paul, MN12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Such enthusiastic tour guides! Thank you to Kathy and Rachelle for making President Fillmore more memorable than he’s otherwise been. These women know the man, the family, and the house well, and they also connect the dots of how an impoverished farm boy translated his intellectual curiosity into a law degree on his unlikely path to the White House. Allow 90 minutes for the tour.
Written August 25, 2023
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Steve W
Washington DC, DC136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
OK, I’m being a little facetious here. I didn’t call ahead for a tour, so we couldn’t even go inside his “estate.” So, my 5 star rating is a bit sarcastic. But I gave ole Millard 5 stars because #13 doesn’t get much love - by historians, other presidents (Truman called him a “weak trivial thumb twaddler”), or even his home town. There wasn’t even a sign pointing you to his modest crib, he has actual neighbors (seriously, random people live in small houses next door and across the street), and the only street named after him goes through the hood. Nevertheless, we had to stop by to respect the man who signed the Compromise of 1850 - after all, someone needs to!
Written January 2, 2024
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Elaine M
Waterville, New York, United States20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Couples
Our hobby over the years has been visiting homes of the presidents. We have been to many of the most famous and some of the less famous... 20 so far and counting. We were very impressed with the house, the furnishings & possessions, the docents, and the history we received. I really can't understand the criticism of a recent visitor. Many, many items in the house belonged to the Fillmores with the main part of the house and a kitchen table handmade by the president himself! Several items on display were brought back from the White House. The quilt on the bed in the tumbling blocks pattern was hand sewn by Abigail Fillmore herself! Daughter Mary's one of a kind harp is on display and is truly a work of art. The Fillmore's personal "one horse open sleigh" is in the carriage house outback. This house is staffed by well-informed volunteers from the local historical society, and let me tell you, they know their stuff! We left the home with much more knowledge of President Fillmore and his family. If you are looking for a fancy mansion, gilded & ornate, don't bother to go. But if you want to really see a unique piece of history and learn more about our 13th president, you will be well-rewarded. They are not operated by the National Park Service, so they don't have your tax dollars supporting them. I don't think that $10 per person is too much to ask! We are very glad that we added the Millard Fillmore home to our travels!
Written September 30, 2013
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nyyankeegirl2
upstate ny38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017
Took a day trip to the absolutely lovely little town of East Aurora, and on a whim visited the Millard Fillmore Museum. Fascinating information and so much to see. Despite its small size, the tour was a good length, chock full of information. With items from his young married life, to his law books, to items from the white house, this is better than I honestly expected. Make sure you check ahead for hours because they are limited. The tour guides were for the most part a hoot - great ladies, and some happen to be from the Daughters of the American Revolution. They knew their stuff! Take the tour, they have great stories to share.
Written September 22, 2017
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pasbuffalo
Williamsville398 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Couples
We visited the Millard Fillmore house museum two days ago. I thought I knew a few things about Millard Fillmore, but I was surprised to learn a few new things and to have some misconceptions about him and his presidency corrected. Yes, the museum is open limited hours and days (currently only from 1 - 4 PM on Wed., Sat., & Sun.). Still, it is definitely worth a visit. We had a total of three different docents, all of whom were very knowledgeable, to discuss different aspects of Fillmore, the house, and its contents. This is the only house that a president built with his own hands, and it contains many items that belonged to Fillmore and his family, including some pieces that were in the White House during Fillmore's presidency. Admission is reasonable at $10 per person. For an extra $5, you can get a combo ticket to this museum and the Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum, just a short walk from here.
Written August 3, 2012
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