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Seward House Museum, Auburn

(4.7/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
Experience the exquisitely intact family home of William Henry Seward, Secretary of State under Presidents Lincoln and Johnson. Guided tours of the historic interior explore topics including the Civil War, women’s rights, and antislavery through the compelling lives and accomplishments of the Seward family.
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  • Stopped here while visiting family in the Syracuse area. As another reviewer said, this is truly a step back in time, and into the home life of the Seward family and Seward himself, a fascinating hist...  more »
  • 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 to...  more »
  • 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 wh...  more »
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  • Auburn is a little remote but this gem is worth the trip. Because the home has only been inhabited by the Seward family before being donated as a museum, this house is chock full of interesting items which were actually owned by William Seward. It was an incredibly fascinating tour. The tour is $10 and takes about 1.5 hours. There is parking on the grounds or in an adjacent muni lot. You do not have to pay on weekends. Also, William Seward sold land to Harriet Tubman, so the Harriet Tubman home is also in Auburn. Not sure why someone was told they can't take photos. Photos were no problem. In fact, one of the people taking the tour was kind of annoying because you had to step around his constant picture taking. Really? You can see photos on the internet. LOL.
  • Very enjoyable visiting this place and seeing especially all the memorabilia that Seward collected from other heads of State. Lots of artifacts and beautiful paintings in here, including Lincoln signatures and portraits. I only ding them one star because it would be nice to take pictures inside of the home to share it with others.
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  • A must see! this alone would be worth the trip.