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Seward House Museum

33 South St, Auburn, NY 13021-3929
+1 315-252-1283
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A step back in time

The Seward House is a gem. The Seward family did not throw anything away. All of the original... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
James L
Nice museum

My husband and I really enjoyed spending some of our "date day" here. I am currently reading "Team... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2016
Horseheads, New York
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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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33 South St, Auburn, NY 13021-3929
+1 315-252-1283
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

The Seward House is a gem. The Seward family did not throw anything away. All of the original furnishings are amazing. But even more amazing is the amount of history contained in this house. I have toured the house a number of times and I...More

1  Thank James L
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed spending some of our "date day" here. I am currently reading "Team of Rivals" book so I thought this museum would be interesting. It really was. We did a guided tour which was informative. Also it looks like they...More

1  Thank 5,60,039
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Of course like most I knew about Seward's 'foolish' but visionary purchase of Alaska. However, I was very surprised to learn about the wider conspiracy around Lincoln's assassination and its impact on Seward's life. The house itself is remarkable with its period furnishings and the...More

1  Thank Senasqua
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The Seward House Museum is amazing! You realize that you are not just seeing artifacts of a bygone day. You are in The Seward Family home. The furniture is original to the house as are the beautiful paintings. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and...More

1  Thank ejplum
Reviewed 10 November 2016

A walk back in time. With all the original furnishings you feel like you can picture yourself being back in that era. The staff is very educated on the history of the museum. The grounds are kept just as beautiful as the inside. The Seward...More

Thank 03Nicki67
Reviewed 7 November 2016

My wife and I visited. I had not been there since a school field trip 45+ years ago. Beautiful home and the docents give a clear and inspiring tour. Many people are unaware that Secreatary Seward was also shot the evening that President Lincoln was...More

1  Thank Craig G
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful historic house with original furnishings. The house and grounds are very well maintained. Staff is very knowledgeable

1  Thank Lynne F
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I'm not a real big history person, but I found the house and associated stories and protraits to be quite interesting. Our docent was extremely knowledgeable and could answet any question.

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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Perhaps if we had taken the tour at a different time I would have enjoyed it more. But it was mid-afternoon and we had already been to another city sightseeing and the day was very hot and there was no air conditioning or fans to...More

Thank Diana C
MsFanny, General Manager at Seward House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2016

Thank you so much for your visit and for providing us with this feedback. The home does not have AC and yes, it certainly can get quite warm during the summer months. We typically winterize the home in late September or early October as in...More

Reviewed 16 October 2016

Going through Auburn 2 years ago we didn't have time to visit the Seward House so it was on our must do list if we ever returned. It was well worth the visit and we had one of the best tour guides Joanne Mitchell we're...More

Thank David D
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