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Seelye Mansion

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Address: 1105 N Buckeye Ave, Abilene, KS
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+1 785-263-1084

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A Beautiful Time Capsule!

This is truly a beautiful home! Built in 1905, everything is original to the home. The owner Terry (and tour guide) gives an extensive history of the home. Block out a good three... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jenn B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is truly a beautiful home! Built in 1905, everything is original to the home. The owner Terry (and tour guide) gives an extensive history of the home. Block out a good three hours for the tour 😊.It's worth it! I went in April and the lilacs were in full bloom. Terry and the home are delightful; 11 bedrooms and... More 

Thank Jenn B
Iola, Kansas
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7 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Terry is the best. He opens his home to people so they can enjoy the history as much as he does. So many wonderful relics maintained in mint condition it will astonish you. He lets you tour almost the entire house and even bowl.

Thank carlasW7523SY
Abilene, Kansas
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

This beautiful, historic, mansion contains a number of amenities that will dazzle most any visitor. The Brass lighting installed by Thomas Edison himself was made with a lost chemical finishing process that has allowed them to remain over 100 years with only dusting and still no tarnishing. The Grand Piano (often played for visitors by the mansion's current owner himself)... More 

Thank Dr_Frankenboogie
Solomon, Kansas
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135 reviews
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

We have seen historic homes in almost 50 states and this ranks right up at the top. It was built in 1905 and contains all the furnishings and treasures of the original owners. The tour guide lived in the house until the daughters of the builder died. He has many stories to share and very knowledgeable. Nothing is roped off,... More 

Thank markels
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4 reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We had been there before but wanted to see it at Christmas. It was worth it they went to a lot of work it was beautiful.

Thank kyle s
West Des Moines, Iowa
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We loved it! You went back in time to the early 1900's . Gorgeous. If you are in Abilene, Kansas, it is a must-see!

Thank Kay S
Overland Park, Kansas
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72 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a magnificently maintained, 11,000 sq ft home built in 1905 and occupied by the original family until the late 1870's/early 1980's. The builder was succeeded by his two unmarried daughters who lived in the home and slept in the same twin beds in their childhood bedroom until their deaths in their 90's. In the 1970's, the home was... More 

Thank Rob G
Boise, ID
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34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Beautifully maintained historical Georgian home complete with original furnishings right down to the Edison electrical fixtures. The current owner gives friendly and very informative tours. Much more than we expected.

Thank Snowtravelers
Green Cove Springs, Florida
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94 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Seelye house tour. This is an amazing tour, and here’s why. The house, outside, is nothing special. The house, inside, is architecturally quite interesting but not mind-blowing. What’s interesting is that the house, built in 1905, is in immaculate condition and it is UNRESTORED. It’s 111 years old, still has someone living in it, and has all the original fixtures... More 

Thank alexwolf2016
Long Beach, California
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We just happened to see this house and stopped to see if tours were available. We just made the last tour. The guide is the owner of the house which he bought from the original daughters. It is in wonderful condition and the owner/guide made us feel like we were visiting him. We could actually sit on the furniture and... More 

Thank Carol H

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