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William H. Seward
William Henry Seward was one of the foremost politicians of nineteenth century America; a New York State Senator, Governor of NewYork, a U.S. Senator, and served as Secretary of State in the Lincoln and Johnson administrations. His task during the civil war was perhaps the most difficult ever faced by any Secretary of State; to maintain the neutrality of foreign countries in our darkest hour, at a period in history before international law and modern diplomacy.
MEET THE MAN
We invite you to visit Seward House Museum, the historic home of Seward and his family. Our knowledgeable staff is on-hand to provide guided tours helping you navigate the many fascinating aspects of this beautifully preserved home that houses one of the largest original collections in the United States. Enjoy masterpieces of American art and special exhibitions in both the historic house and the museum’s gardens.
Recognized by the Civil War Trust.