Seward House Historic Museum, Auburn, New York
33 South St, Auburn, New York 13021-3929| Map |
Surrounded by two acres of lush gardens and trees, the Seward House Historical Museum is filled with decorative arts, fine arts, books, manuscripts and household items that belonged to the Seward family in Auburn, New York. The elegant interior has been restored to its original beauty and features an impressive collection of political and travel souvenirs, decorative arts and photographs that spans William Seward's nearly forty-year political career. Families, tourists and six American presidents -- including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Bill Clinton -- have toured the gorgeous property and its contents. While adults admire the original furnishings, artwork and personal belongings of the Seward Family, kids are drawn to the children's toys, which include an Uncle Tom's Cabin jigsaw puzzle from 1853. The Seward House Historical Museum, which opened to the public in 1955, offers several educational and seasonal programs in addition to guided house tours. While on a family vacation in Auburn, New York, it's worth a stop to stroll through the gardens and take a tour through the Seward House Historical Museum. It's interesting to note that many descendants of the Seward family live in Central New York and help maintain the museum in Auburn, New York.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
A guided tour of the Seward House Historical Museum isn't complete without a stroll through the lovely gardens in Auburn, New York.
Address: 33 South St, Auburn, New York 13021-3929| Map
Hours: Tuesday ? Saturday 10 am ? 5 pm, Sunday 1 ? 5 pm. Guided tours start on the hour. The last tour of the day begins at 4 pm.
Price: Adults $10, AAA/Senior Citizens/Military $9, National Trust Members $8, Students with ID $5, Children under 6 and museum member free