The Seelye Mansion is one of the finest homes in Kansas. Built in 1905 at a cost of only $55,000, a New York architect designed the new home in Georgian style for Dr. and Mrs. A.B. Seelye. The mansion contains original furnishings from the 1904 St. Louis World Fair and Edison light fixtures. Tour 25 rooms, including eleven bedrooms, ballroom, an antique bowling alley, and kitchen areas. Special items of interest are the beautiful dining room, music room with gold French furniture and Steinway Grand piano, library, and the Tiffany-designed fireplace in the grand hall.
The Patent Medicine Museum contains many artifacts of the A.B. Seelye Medical Company. Founded in 1890, more than 100 products were sold over a 14-state area. Best known cure-alls included Wasa-Tusa, Fro-zona, and Ner-vena. An important part of touring the Seelye Mansion is enjoying the beautiful yard and gardens that surround the historic home. The patio and fish pond have been restored using 1905 landscape drawings. This magnificent structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was chosen as one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas Architecture. Christmas tours are also a favorite for most guests. This mansion was featured on the HGTV Special "Christmas Castles" in 2000.
The Seelye Mansion is also great for weddings and special events. Call us today for a booking.
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- Description Weddings and Special Events The Seelye Mansion and Gardens are available for weddings, receptions, and other special events. Contact us at (785)263-1084 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Largest Room 75
- Reception Capacity 75
- Space Notes Large parties and gatherings fit best here at the Seelye. You can rent use of the patio and garden areas or use the grand hall and ballroom for special events and weddings.
- Banquet Capacity 75
- Number of Rooms 6