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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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  • Very knowledgeable staff and volunteers - detail to the period of house is impressive. Thank you especially to Shari for being so helpful!  more »
  • this is a great place to visit our great countries history. I highly recommend it for home schooled families, anyone that is interested in learning about local history, American History, the art displ...  more »
  • One of the treasures of Auburn, NY. Seward's was attacked by Booth's gang of assassins, he secured Alaska for the United States, his family were abolitionists, and more. Many treasures in the museum.  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.