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Seward House Museum

33 South St, Auburn, NY 13021-3929
+1 315-252-1283
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Excellent museum tour!

A beautiful home and garden tour! Alyssa, our tour guide, filled us in on family dynamics... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Laurie C
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Rochester, New York
Top Notch History Museum

Having been fortunate enough to travel many places in our country and in many others I must say... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
cherribrew
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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33 South St, Auburn, NY 13021-3929
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A beautiful home and garden tour! Alyssa, our tour guide, filled us in on family dynamics, political history, how to host a 19th century dinner party, explained all the beautiful furnishings, art, books, etc., the conspiracies, and how the homestead eventually became a museum. We...More

Thank Laurie C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Having been fortunate enough to travel many places in our country and in many others I must say this is one of the most interesting history museums I have ever seen! Not only is the house and all of its many artifacts interesting and beautifully...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a very interesting visit. We learned a lot about Seward and his family. The house and grounds were beautiful. I thought admission was a little expensive.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

You can learn so much about not just Seward, but 19th century America with this tour. Highly recommended.

Thank Barbra G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

don't miss this tour the guide that showed us Senator Seward home was so knowlegable and we learned so much about the Senator and his family there are stairs to climb and you can go to the underground railway area in the house. Excellent tour

Thank TcDe69
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This magnificently preserved & furnished (early) 19th Century home is a great prospect for the generally curious, architectural/design aficionados or archeologically/historical researchers to enjoy, study &/or view. However, the capstone value is the wonderfully integrated running narrative (provided by intern Alexis Rivers & other superb...More

Thank Gjmcilrath
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived for the first tour at 10 am. Our tour guide was an intern who had worked at reception for a few years prior to obtaining this position. She obviously enjoyed her work and was very knowledgeable. The house was in the family for...More

Thank swampfox14505
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

William Seward was an important figure in American History and this informative tour helps bring his story to life. His well-preserved home is a treasure for the city of Auburn. Our tour guide was not a cookie cutter, rote talker but rather someone who has...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am very glad that I visited Seward house museum. Lots of artifacts in the museum including Mr Seward horse carriage, kayak from Alaska, dinning table where he discussed and purchased Alaska, bloody cloth, his whole house etc. must visit.

Thank Shaukat K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely home which has been so well preserved. Our tour guide was terrific and so well informed. A must if you are in the area!

Thank Carol632013
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MsFanny, Manager at Seward House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your visit and the wonderful comment regarding your guide.

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