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Seward House Museum

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

I really liked this tour. I've visited a lot of historical houses over the years and thought this... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Best tour guide!

This was one of the best museum tours I've ever had. The guide was knowledgeable, enthusiastic... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
Vestal, New York
via mobile
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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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  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 13:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
33 South St, Auburn, NY 13021-3929
+1 315-252-1283
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

I really liked this tour. I've visited a lot of historical houses over the years and thought this was one of the best, if not the best tours. The stuff in the house is authentic to the family, which is very unusual.

Thank _kas451psu
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

This was one of the best museum tours I've ever had. The guide was knowledgeable, enthusiastic & fun. Truly enjoyed our visit & learned a lot about William Seward & his family. Highly recommend.

Thank MJ W
Reviewed 18 August 2017

This museum house is chock full of furnishings and artifacts original to the Seward family and Secretary of State William Seward. It can only be viewed via guided tours. We were lucky to get in on the last tour on a weekday. Our docent was...More

Thank Elaine B
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Our guide was Adrianne who was excellent. We were a group of six, knowledgeable and interested in Seward and the Civil War. There were questions she honestly could not answer. We appreciated her honesty. But the real stars of the show were the house, the...More

Thank Larry087_12
MsFanny, General Manager at Seward House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thanks so much for your feedback and your visit!

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

The tour guide made this visit very enjoyable and educational. Everyone enjoyed the tour including teenagers. I highly recommend the tour if you are in the area.

Thank GregM_VA
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is a beautiful home filled with original furnishings, art work, and memorabilia. We had a wonderful docent who gave us a lot of information about William Seward and his family. Definitely worth the trip.

Thank Pat F
Reviewed 3 August 2017

There is so much history in this home. William Seward was a man for his time. A father and husband, a Statesman, a politician, and a friend. There was an assassination attempt made on his life, after his carriage accident. Learn about this and so...More

1  Thank Al M
Reviewed 27 July 2017

William Seward was President Lincoln's Secretary of State, and successful negotiator of the Alaska Purchase. His historic home brings together a lifetime of US-wide and international travel into a wonderful collection. The staff is enthusiastic and extremely helpful. Ample free parking, and the Harriett Tubman...More

3  Thank tjphilly
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Most interesting description of Seward and his family. Lots of artifacts including his entire library.

1  Thank Robert M
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We have visited the Seward house itself a few times but this was our first wedding. They have designed the side yard and flower gardens for garden parties. I would suggest non-heeled shoes as walking on the deep stone paths isnt a good idea in...More

Thank Tina P
MsFanny, General Manager at Seward House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Yes, our garden space is perfect for a variety of celebrations. The simple elegance is especially suited for weddings and receptions or both. So glad you enjoyed the ceremony and thank you for your feedback.

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