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Seward House Museum

33 South St, Auburn, NY 13021-3929
+1 315-252-1283
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Fascinating historic home of Lincoln's Secretary of State

William Seward was President Lincoln's Secretary of State, and successful negotiator of the Alaska... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
tjphilly
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Falls Church, Virginia
Good presentation of Seward

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

Reviewed 3 days ago
Robert M
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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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+1 315-252-1283
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 5 days ago 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
Reviewed 6 days ago

Never knew the Seward Museum even existed until I passed by the sign and returned to tour it. It was interesting from two points of view - the actual home and its furnishings and the historic information on the Seward Family who played vital roles...More

Thank Dolores P
MsFanny, General Manager at Seward House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks so much, Please visit us again and tell your friends!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Having just finished reading "Team of Rivals" by Doris Kearns Goodwin & learning so much about the incredible William H Seward and his family, we knew we had to incorporate a visit to his home in our getaway to the Finger Lakes. What an amazing...More

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a steaming hot day, we walked over to the Seward House and took an incredibly informative tour with Amy. The house could not have been more impressive and the last Seward family residents deeded the house and all the possessions such that it is...More

Thank mo1953
MsFanny, General Manager at Seward House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for visiting and we agree, Amy is a Seward House Museum star!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Home is fully furnished, and the stories about the Seward Family were interesting. Admission price was a little high and parking was limited on the grounds.

Thank HuhWhatAreWeThereYet
MsFanny, General Manager at Seward House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks you for your visit and feedback!

Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a lot to learn about an important person in American history in the context of his home and its contents.

Thank EMA595
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seward’s Home is always a stop we make in Auburn. History buffs will spend hours roaming the grounds and even those with only a passing interest in our nation’s past will enjoy the well-kept home. The tour guide was well versed both in William Seward...More

Thank gmb2213
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the admission fee. Unlike some historic houses, Seward House is fully furnished (and beautiful, I might add) and you can visit the upstairs. There is an inspiring bust of Lincoln, numerous sets of china service given to the Sewards from significant people, and...More

Thank DancerWriter
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