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Seward House Museum, Auburn
(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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  • A walk back in time. With all the original furnishings you feel like you can picture yourself being back in that era. The staff is very educated on the history of the museum. The grounds are kept just...  more »
  • My wife and I visited. I had not been there since a school field trip 45+ years ago. Beautiful home and the docents give a clear and inspiring tour. Many people are unaware that Secreatary Seward was ...  more »
  • Beautiful historic house with original furnishings. The house and grounds are very well maintained. Staff is very knowledgeable 
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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.