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Seward House Museum

33 South St, Auburn, NY 13021-3929
+1 315-252-1283
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Beautiful, historic site

My husband and I learned of the Seward House when staying in Ithaca. Our Inn Keeper suggested we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bethann S
via mobile
Immerse yourself with history!

It's been about 10 years since I've been back here and it still blows my mind. William Seward -who... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Skaneateles, 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I learned of the Seward House when staying in Ithaca. Our Inn Keeper suggested we visit since we love history. We are so glad we did. The home is beautiful. I love how there are so many original pieces in the home....More

Thank Bethann S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's been about 10 years since I've been back here and it still blows my mind. William Seward -who was Lincolin Secretary of State's actual house! With most of the original furniture that was there then. See the actual sofa where he died, the globe...More

Thank stever401
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Have been here several times over the years. Always enjoy taking the tour of the mansion and hearing about the life of Lincoln's Secretary of State. They have added a small gift shop with a few exhibits in the back of the house where you...More

Thank Lee L
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Visited the House/museum recently. It contains countless treasures of William Seward's life, memories, travels, and family. Beautifully displayed with a captivating tour by the docent (ex-English teacher Linda), the house recreates the life and times of Seward in a way that brings you into the...More

Thank Michael Y
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

I've been here several times. I never tire of hearing about the crapper room. The mansion is one of the nicest in Cayuga County. I always thought it was comical that Mrs. hid slaves in the carriage house that her husband didn't know about.

Thank Amy545
Reviewed 1 November 2017

As a part of my birthday "Present" my GF took me to the William H. Seward House in Auburn, NY for a tour of his residence. I think every schoolboy and girl knows the story of William Seward and his purchase of Alaska and perhaps...More

Thank Alain L
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here on a whim and were glad we did. Tour guide was entertaining and knowledgeable. An interesting tour for non history buffs and history buffs alike.

Thank Lexi R
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

The Seward House is a must-see stop if you are anywhere near Auburn. I have never seen any historical site with so much exciting history crammed into such a relatively small space. The Lincoln era literally comes alive in this place! The picture gallery on...More

Thank eph62
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We know Seward was Lincoln's Secretary of State, but he was and did so much more. You will not be disappointed in this guided tour. Did you know Seward was attacked and nearly assassinated on the day Lincoln was shot? This and many wonderful historical...More

Thank Jpgmd
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Many of us forget that there are historical places to visit in our hometown or the immediate area. The Seward House Museum is a gem in the city of Auburn, NY. The information that is provided is accurate about a man who worked hard for...More

Thank M9130QVrichardd
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