When you walk inside the doors of the Seward House Museum, it is like stepping back in time as if William Henry Seward himself just left for the day. The Seward House Museum displays one of the most original collections of any historic home in America. Our collections are an invaluable historic asset for historians, artists, and the public alike. Even Doris Kearns Goodwin, when referring to the Seward House, stated, “I keep telling everyone that it is one of the most treasured museums in our whole country.”

We work each day to inspire curiosity and foster learning about the 19th century through the lens of the William H. Seward family. Your gift will support a national treasure, allowing us to continue providing dynamic and meaningful experiences today and for generations to come.

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Planned Giving

Support the legacy of the Seward House Museum through gifts that can offer tax benefits and enable you to make a more significant gift than otherwise possible. For more information about planned giving or to notify the Museum of a planned gift, please contact Maria Coleman at or 315-252-1283.

2022 Seward House Museum Highlights

  • A year-long partnership with The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens which resulted in four virtual programs, culminating in an academic conference about William Henry Seward.
  • The return on-site to our annual Hands-on-History summer camp, for the first time since the pandemic. Now in its fourth year, this program is in collaboration with the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park, Cayuga Museum of History and Art, and Seymour Library.
  • A full return to on-site programs, including our fundraising event Culinary Expeditions.