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Seward House Museum, Auburn

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 240+ 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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  • Going through Auburn 2 years ago we didn't have time to visit the Seward House so it was on our must do list if we ever returned. It was well worth the visit and we had one of the best tour guides Joa...  read more »
  • I was lucky enough to have a solo tour of the Seward House Museum! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered all my questions! The home was filled with original art, furniture and books which...  read more »
  • My wife and I have toured a lot of homes. This one is by far one of the most intact and pristine examples we have ever visited. Due primarily to the respect the generations of Seward's showed the prop...  read more »
  • 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.
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