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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Step Back in Time at the Historic William H. Seward House Museum

William H. Seward House Museum in Auburn, New York
Step back in time at the Historic Seward House Museum to learn about William H. Seward who was one of the leading politicians of the Nineteenth century. The home was named a National Historic Landmark in 1964.

GPS Directions:

The Seward House Museum
33 South Street
Auburn, New York 13021

Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Admission: $12.00 Adults, $10.00 Seniors, $6.00 Students (Children under 6 FREE)

William H. Seward House Museum in Auburn, New York

The museum operates under guided tours by a knowledgeable staff which start promptly at the top of each hour. The walk-through museum tour lasts just about an hour. You'll be doing a lot of walking so dress appropriately and wear comfortable walking shoes. After the guided tour you can take the self-guided tour of the 1816 kitchen and Underground Railroad spaces on your own.

William H. Seward was born in 1801 and died in 1872. He served as a New York State Senator, Governor of New York, a U.S. Senator, and as Secretary of State in the Lincoln and Johnson administrations. In addition to being a politician, he was also an attorney and practiced law. After retirement he did some traveling before settling down back at home to live out his remaining years. You can learn more about him by clicking HERE.

When visiting we recommend that you set aside about 2 hours in your schedule. You'll want to allow 1 hour to go on the guided museum & mansion tour. The second hour you can explore the two additional spaces on your own, shop in the museum gift store, and explore the beautiful gardens.

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