Seward House Museum

Seward House Museum offers a unique glimpse into the exciting life and times of William H. Seward and his family. Seward played a crucial role in the most decisive issues of the nineteenth century: the secession crisis; the Civil War; slavery; American expansion; international relations; and more. A National Historic Landmark, the elegant Seward House has been restored to its original beauty. The intact collection of political and travel souvenirs, decorative arts and photographs span Seward’s nearly forty-year political career, which included two terms as New York State governor, two terms as U.S. senator and Secretary of State under both Lincoln and Johnson. Seward House Museum is flourishing as one of the premier historic sites in New York State. Seward House Museum is open for tours March-December, with extended hours during the summer.

The Seward House Museum is pleased to announce that they will reopen for tours on Thursday, August 6th, 2020. In order to ensure a safe, educational, and fun experience for our visitors, we have implemented new guidelines. Some changes you will see on your next visit:

  • We have limited our tour times to allow for increased cleaning of the historic space
  • We have decreased our tour capacity to ensure that there is adequate space for parties to social distance
  • Tours must be booked in advance either online or by calling the Museum

To view our complete list of guidelines, and to book your tour, please visit our website:

Tours: Thursday-Sunday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm
Sunday at 12pm and 2pm

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