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“Great Historic Home Filled With Amazing History!”

Seward House Museum
Ranked #1 of 24 things to do in Auburn
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed June 28, 2013

This Historic Home has so much history you could get lost in the thought of it all taking place and learning about the people that once lived there.

You can also loose track of time as you spend time in the basement - the slave museum.

The grounds/gardens shouldn't be missed either!

1  Thank kathymaf
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

This House has many interesting features. First it is situated along a beautiful street filled with historic homes. The house itself has al original furniture and looks like it did almost exactly when Seward lived there. The picture gallery is extensive and very impressive. What was most attractive about this very reasonably priced historical museum was the extensive knowledge of the docent who took us around. She answered every question and took time to explain details in each room. The tour itself last about an hour and a half but plan to spend more time looking at the slave museum in the basement and to stroll the gardens around the house. It was one of the best tours we've taken of historical landmarks.

1  Thank nutrinut
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

Just returned from visiting this wonderful place. The tour guide, a young woman, was fantastic, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I am planning to come again and bring visiting friends. The story of the Seward family and the story of this house, all the furnishings, all the things brought by Secretary Seward from his travels are amazing.I am very grateful to the Seward family descendants for making their family home available to visitors.

1  Thank LakeUpstateNY
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

The building and surrounding gardens were beautiful, there were tours available but didn't have time to partcipate.

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Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

Open the door and be swept back in history. Seward had the forethought to buy Alaska and so many thought he was crazy for that. Serving under President Lincoln there are just numerous stories. A definite must see if you are in the area. How blessed we are that a family member made this into a museum to share with us. The tour is approximately 45 minutes and very informative. Go!

2  Thank ClaireN312
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