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“Well worth the trip!”

Millard Fillmore Museum
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Ranked #4 of 14 things to do in East Aurora
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Owner description: 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.
Waterville, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Well worth the trip!”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

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!

Visited September 2013
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Phoenix, AZ
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“Over priced tiny house.”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Paid 10 bucks each to see this tiny house that had items in it that were not his. Could not walk around freely. Information given by each person was boring at times and long winded. Paid less to see a mansion and gardens

Visited July 2013
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buffalo,ny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Only Presidential Home Built by the President!”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

I was a docent here for a couple of years (no longer). It's enlightening to see how people lived in the early 1800s. This is a low-budget volunteer operation, so don't expect the bells and whistles of a national park. On the other hand, nothing can take away from the experience of seeing the original floor laid, presumably, by Millard Fillmore and his friends and family when he brought his wife to East Aurora upon their marriage.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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“The only home built by the President himself”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

My family and I have went to a lot of Presidential homes, but, this is the only one built by the President (Fillmore built this when he was a young man). A lot of the items in the home are his, but, not all. The docent was very informative and knew as much detail as we wanted to take in. Millard Fillmore is a President that history would like to forget, but, his life story is one best told by visiting this place. The docent did a great job in telling it. You can visit in an hour, but, we took about 1.5 hours.

Visited May 2013
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Robb M, Manager at Millard Fillmore Museum, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
The Aurora Historical Society and the Millard Fillmore House Museum would like to thank you for the wonderful review of our site. We hope you will be able to visit again when the Law Office is finished.
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Macedonia, Ohio
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“Time well spent....”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

My visit to the Millard Fillmore Museum at 24 Shearer Ave., East Aurora, NY was time well spent. Being interested in the lives of US Presidents for years I made a point of stopping when I was in the area a short drive from Niagra Falls and Buffalo, New York. It was Wednesday September 12, 2012 and I was delighted with the two very knowledgeable tour guides who made the experience personal and enjoyable. They gave just enough detail about artifacts and brought the history of the items in each room into focus. They offered plenty of tidbits that made the house come alive into a home. There was a selection of gift items and books for sale. Parking was very convenient and the beautiful gardens on the property were in full bloom.There is a neat carriage barn to see and just enough fun things to observe to keep the interest of children and those of us who are curious. This museum is obviously a labor of love for those in charge and they have a special place that is well worth their effort. Come see this charming historic home.

Visited September 2012
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Robb M, Manager at Millard Fillmore Museum, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Dear Michael,
Thank you for the wonderful and detailed review of our museum. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience.
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