Texas April 19, 2019
You Can Tour Texas’ Oldest Mansion That Dates Back To The 1800s
Historic buildings can be found around every corner here in Texas, but very few date back to the 19th century. Located in Mason County, this enormous mansion has been standing tall and proud since 1887. Take a virtual tour with us, and then make plans to come see it in person.
Dating back to 1887, the Seaquist house is the oldest standing mansion in Texas. It has changed hands several times throughout history before finally getting purchased by the Seaquist Foundation in 2015.
Renovations have taken place over the years, but only to the extent necessary for preservation.
Check out this rare photograph of the home’s original owners. It was next sold to a banker and later, Swedish immigrant Oscar Seaquist, after whom the property is named.
His children began refurbishments in 1972 and soon opened the mansion for public tours.
In 1974, the house received a Texas Historical Marker and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. This protects against destruction, ensuring generations to come will have the opportunity to visit such a timeless landmark.
Give this plaque a read to learn more.
Open house is held on the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations are not necessary, however you can book a private tour in advance.
The cost is $15 for adults, $5 for youth 6-12, and no charge for children five and under.
You’ll find the mansion at 405 Broad St, Mason, TX 76856.
For more information, visit the home’s
website or Facebook page.
Have you ever visited the Seaquist House? Are there any other historic homes in Texas worthy of a visit? To read another long-standing building in the Lone Star State, check out our previous article:
This Is The Oldest Place You Can Possibly Go In Texas And Its History Will Fascinate You.