New York State

Seward House Museum

Learn about the pre- and post-Civil War era through the life of William Henry Seward. On a guided visit to the Seward House, groups will see fine examples of art and furniture from the 19th century; possessions from the Seward family, such as books, gifts, artwork, textiles, and glass; and the Diplomatic Gallery, where Seward kept over 100 portraits of heads of state, ministers, diplomats, and others representing nations that the U.S. had diplomatic relationships with. Resources are available online to help classes learn about the mid-19th century and its geographic, technological, social, economic, and political changes.
Contact Info 
Address: 33 South Street, Auburn, NY 13021. Cayuga County. Tel: 315-252-1283. Email: education@sewardhouse.org. Website: www.sewardhouse.org. Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. Varies by season.
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue