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Seward House Museum

33 South St, Auburn, NY 13021-3929
+1 315-252-1283
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A House Full of 19th Century History!

This museum house is chock full of furnishings and artifacts original to the Seward family and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Elaine B
Auburn's treasure

Our guide was Adrianne who was excellent. We were a group of six, knowledgeable and interested in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Larry087_12
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Auburn, 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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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 5 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 5 days ago

Thanks so much for your feedback and your visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks 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

3  Thank tjphilly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

1  Thank Robert M
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
MsFanny, General Manager at Seward House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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.

Reviewed 4 weeks 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 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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