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Seelye Mansion

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Address: 1105 N Buckeye Ave, Abilene, KS
Phone Number: +1 785-263-1084
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Tremendous mansion

We loved it! You went back in time to the early 1900's . Gorgeous. If you are in Abilene, Kansas, it is a must-see!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
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West Des Moines, Iowa
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West Des Moines, Iowa
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We loved it! You went back in time to the early 1900's . Gorgeous. If you are in Abilene, Kansas, it is a must-see!

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Overland Park, Kansas
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a magnificently maintained, 11,000 sq ft home built in 1905 and occupied by the original family until the late 1870's/early 1980's. The builder was succeeded by his two unmarried daughters who lived in the home and slept in the same twin beds in their childhood bedroom until their deaths in their 90's. In the 1970's, the home was... More 

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Boise, ID
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Beautifully maintained historical Georgian home complete with original furnishings right down to the Edison electrical fixtures. The current owner gives friendly and very informative tours. Much more than we expected.

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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Seelye house tour. This is an amazing tour, and here’s why. The house, outside, is nothing special. The house, inside, is architecturally quite interesting but not mind-blowing. What’s interesting is that the house, built in 1905, is in immaculate condition and it is UNRESTORED. It’s 111 years old, still has someone living in it, and has all the original fixtures... More 

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Long Beach, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We just happened to see this house and stopped to see if tours were available. We just made the last tour. The guide is the owner of the house which he bought from the original daughters. It is in wonderful condition and the owner/guide made us feel like we were visiting him. We could actually sit on the furniture and... More 

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Gardner, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This was an unexpected side trip on our trip to visit working soda fountains in Kansas. When we saw the mansion we had to stop. The mansion is beautiful and the owner is very proud of his home. We had expected to only take 1/2 hour to hour out of our timetable. Two hours later we left the tour early... More 

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Felton, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Seelye Mansion was built in 1905 for $55,000. It is a three story home with a widow's walk on the roof. There are eleven bedrooms in this 11,000 square foot home. The home contains all the original furniture and furnishings with many of the pieces over 100 years old. The present owner bought the home from two sisters and... More 

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Tulsa, OK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Previous reviewers have said great things I don't need to repeat, I just wanted to add to the rave reviews. There are some amazing pieces in this house, including a victrola the owner plays a Sousa march on and a 100-year old Steinway piano we got to play. All the light fixtures are original Thomas Edison/GE pieces, and Frank Lloyd... More 

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Kennesaw
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Owner guided tour of almost three hours. Countless stories of life in early 1900's. This is a home, not a museum. Personalized touches of relationship with daughters of the original owner. No southern home compares.

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Olathe, Kansas
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

This mansion has to be my most favorite of all time... It is currently owned by a man who has lived in it since the 1980's when the Seelye sisters still were alive. He actually gave us the tour (he still lives there by the way) and told us that he moved in after he bought the place but on... More 

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