Swenson House

Swenson House Texas Historical Landmark that is the Keepsake of the City! We have docent guided tours, public events, Haunted Abilene, private events & weddings!
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The historic Swenson House is a magnificent setting for weddings, receptions, parties, teas, meetings retreats, workshops, conferences and other gatherings. After two years of stabilization and restoration work, the Swenson House is now available for events. Built in 1910 by W.G. and Shirley Swenson, the home was built on 58 acres owned by the family. Today the grounds cover a two acre city block. In 1928 the Swenson family completed a major remodeling of the home, adding brick veneer, a grape arbor and many Spanish Colonial Revival architectural features. The Swenson home is unique because so many of the original features have been preserved. The Abilene Preservation League has owned and maintained the Swenson House since 1991. The Swenson House is available for weddings, wedding receptions, performances, parties, meetings, workshops, retreats and conferences. Rentals are available seven days a week, 8 a.m. - 12 midnight. The house can accommodate around 110 for a seated dinner and a few more for a typical reception without table seating. Banquet tables and chairs must be rented and brought in. There is furniture in each room, and additional fees may apply for requests to move the furniture. There is a five-hour minimum on hourly rentals. The Music Room has a baby grand piano. A tuning fee will be charged for those using the piano. We have some restrictions on decorations and users must observe regulations governing the use of certain electrical equipment. For pricing, call us and tell us about the particular event you have in mind, 325-676-3775, extension 2. We'll recommend a package for you. Our e-mail address for questions is [email protected]. Abilene Preservation League members receive a 10% discount. Private and group tours available on request. Please give us a call we love to share this beautiful house with you!

Hey, check us out on Yelp!!  Your support can be very helpful to us in many ways; volunteering, donations, word of mouth...
02/14/2020
Swenson House - Abilene, TX

Hey, check us out on Yelp!! Your support can be very helpful to us in many ways; volunteering, donations, word of mouth & a great insightful reviews can lead to us improving visitor experiences as well as attracting new visitors & not just visitors for us, visitors to other Abilene businesses, as well. We do get a lot of “out of town” visitors, we get them from other businesses in town & vis versa, so let’s do it together, Go Abilene!! Thank you for all the amazing community support!

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Specialties: The Swenson House is managed by the Swenson House Historical Society & the property is a Texas Commissioned Historical Landmark. Our daily feature is docent guided tours for $10 per person, by appointment. We have some…

How about family photos @ the Swenson House?!--#swensonhouselegacy #keepsakeofthecity #swensonhouse #thesociety #onlyina...
02/11/2020

How about family photos @ the Swenson House?!

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Some neighborhood kids playing some family softball in the front yard on this beautiful Sunday afternoon...
02/09/2020

Some neighborhood kids playing some family softball in the front yard on this beautiful Sunday afternoon...

Classic Memories Car Club, Midland, TX!  Thank you guys for coming by to take a tour today!--#swensonhouselegacy #keepsa...
02/08/2020

Classic Memories Car Club, Midland, TX! Thank you guys for coming by to take a tour today!

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Snowy day in Abilene, TX.  Swenson-House.org
02/05/2020

Snowy day in Abilene, TX. Swenson-House.org

There is a little bit of color this time of year at the Swenson House.  There were some visitors in the house today, get...
01/24/2020

There is a little bit of color this time of year at the Swenson House. There were some visitors in the house today, getting our windows cleaned. Not as easy as you might think to clean all these windows. Side note: this photography “class” is well over due, the house is perfect place to learn a ton about various types of photography. So all you photographers out there & aspiring ones too, keep your ear out for a date!

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Hey Swenson House fans!   There is a Swenson House book available on Amazon & at the house if you find yourself there fo...
01/23/2020
The Swenson House: A Texas Historical Landmark

Hey Swenson House fans! There is a Swenson House book available on Amazon & at the house if you find yourself there for a tour or an event. Shhh! You get them a little bit cheaper online if you have Amazon Prime, but more of the proceeds are able to go to the Society if you purchase in person. These are great gifts & they can be drop-shipped during purchase. They come in great packaging & are well protected. It's a short read with some pictures of the house & family. 8.5x11

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1075641888

The Swenson House, is a book about the history of the Swenson family & the house that they lived in. The Swenson House Historical Society became a 501c3 Non-Profit in 2019. The architectural photos were taken in 2018 by Matt Reily who drew from research online & from the Society's promotional lit...

It is likely the last day or two to see the house in its decor, it’s a process to get it all down.  We usually start ASA...
01/02/2020

It is likely the last day or two to see the house in its decor, it’s a process to get it all down. We usually start ASAP after the new year... 325-232-8454 to schedule a tour!

Well, the holiday season is wrapping up, but we’ll keep that holiday spirit alive for a lil bit longer with some decor p...
01/02/2020

Well, the holiday season is wrapping up, but we’ll keep that holiday spirit alive for a lil bit longer with some decor photos. Now comes the the drought of excitement in the calendar... unless you are a football fan & especially if you’re a fan of touring Historic Homes!! Docent Guided Tours, that’s our game, make an appointment today to come & visit🥂 #2020 #HappyNewYear

Thank you for making 2019 a great year for the Swenson House!!  We appreciate every dollar, we appreciate every voluntee...
12/31/2019

Thank you for making 2019 a great year for the Swenson House!! We appreciate every dollar, we appreciate every volunteer & even if you just followed, shared or liked us on social media. It all adds up🥂

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Happy Holidays!  Everyone have a safe New Year’s Eve & no drinking & driving!! 🥂
12/31/2019

Happy Holidays! Everyone have a safe New Year’s Eve & no drinking & driving!! 🥂

Swenson House
12/23/2019

Swenson House

I think Abilene has a House for a Christmas Hallmark movie🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄 I want to thank the board members that helped make this ...
12/20/2019

I think Abilene has a House for a Christmas Hallmark movie🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄 I want to thank the board members that helped make this place magical🎄 Diane Keeble, Suanna Haston Davis, Dennis Regan, Pebbles Lee,  Sherry Griffith, Elizabeth Norman,  Marty Lannon, Tina O’Shields, Martin Jensen, Melanie Tatom, Neil Tatom, Karen Camp and Tom Camp. I hope I haven’t left anyone off of this list of wonderful volunteers🎄🎄🎄

Are you looking forward to kids being out of school?  Comment below!  Well, we will just assume YES!  The house is & wil...
12/20/2019
Swenson House on Google

Are you looking forward to kids being out of school? Comment below! Well, we will just assume YES! The house is & will be decorated over Christmas Vacation, so bring your visiting friends & family by for a docent guided tour!

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We have had so much to be thankful for in 2019! There has been amazing contributions from local businesses, organizations & individuals that have truly changed the property's appearance, structural integrity & improved visitor experience considerably. Just to remind you, the grounds are open to the....

CHRISTMAS DECOR IS STILL UP!!! Bring some visiting friends & family by for the Holidays.  Christmas trees throughout the...
12/17/2019
Swenson House on Google

CHRISTMAS DECOR IS STILL UP!!! Bring some visiting friends & family by for the Holidays. Christmas trees throughout the house & decor top to bottom #OnlyInAbilene #ThingsToDoInAbilene

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Come take a Christmas themed docent guided tour this month @ the Swenson House!! There are Christmas trees throughout in each room & the decor is gorgeous. If you are visiting Abilene for the Holidays & need a break or want to check out something new in town, give us a call! The house is not open on...

Diane King (childhood friend & neighbor of the Swensons) & Society President Janet Payne @ our Member’s Christimas Party...
12/15/2019

Diane King (childhood friend & neighbor of the Swensons) & Society President Janet Payne @ our Member’s Christimas Party!

Diane King & her sister Esme Glenn did an interview with us about their experiences as children, they gave a great living recollection of life in Abilene growing up across the street from the Swenson Family! You can watch the videos 👇🏻
Part 1
https://youtu.be/QdzyHa2iBn8
Part 2
https://youtu.be/9_Yf3J5_gEI
Part 3
https://youtu.be/p7aGddy9I-A

A few of the guests from the evening.  There were some phenomenal secret recipes for guests to enjoy & the evening in ge...
12/09/2019

A few of the guests from the evening. There were some phenomenal secret recipes for guests to enjoy & the evening in general was quite lovely. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the home in the last year, there were some amazing improvements made that would have only happened with generous engagement from the community. Have a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

A few of the guests from the evening. There were some phenomenal secret recipes for guests to enjoy & the evening in general was quite lovely. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the home in the last year, there were some amazing improvements made that would have only happened with generous engagement from the community. Have a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

TONIGHT!  Dec 5th is our Christmas Party for Members @ 630 - 830pm... you can become a member online or on the spot at t...
12/05/2019

TONIGHT! Dec 5th is our Christmas Party for Members @ 630 - 830pm... you can become a member online or on the spot at the door. Our base memberships start at $25, come out & enjoy good company, food & drinks! Swenson-House.org

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I guess it does seem like forever since we’ve had the lawn mowed...
12/03/2019

I guess it does seem like forever since we’ve had the lawn mowed...

If you are ever in Abilene, TX or just near by, come on over to the Swenson House for a #CHRISTMAS docent guided tour!  ...
12/01/2019

If you are ever in Abilene, TX or just near by, come on over to the Swenson House for a #CHRISTMAS docent guided tour! Tours can be done in all sizes, it is only $10 per person, call us to set up your tour!
// our Member’s Christmas Party is December 5th 630 - 830, become a member for $25 @ the party or Swenson-House.org

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If you are ever in Abilene, TX or just near by, come on over to the Swenson House for a Christmas themed docent guided t...
11/29/2019

If you are ever in Abilene, TX or just near by, come on over to the Swenson House for a Christmas themed docent guided tour! Tours can be done in all sizes, it is only $10 per person, call us to set up your tour!
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Check out our Google Page, you can see our 58 reviews & some photos from visitors!Come see us in December & tour the hou...
11/25/2019
Swenson House on Google

Check out our Google Page, you can see our 58 reviews & some photos from visitors!

Come see us in December & tour the house while it is decorated for the Holidays!! Great place to bring family visiting from out of town. A style & historic home you'd expect to find out east, but it's right here in the heart of Texas.

Member's Christmas Party is December 5th 630-830 pm, food & drinks. It's easy to become a member online or in person the night of... Swenson-House.org
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A culmination of some nite time photos over the last couple months in the link below! #REMEMBER Come take a Christmas To...
11/25/2019
Some Nite Time shots from Swenson Boo Bash & Haunted Abilene…. – Swenson House Historical Society

A culmination of some nite time photos over the last couple months in the link below!

#REMEMBER Come take a Christmas Tour of the house this December! It's a little late for your Christmas Cards but you can certainly bring a camera & take some fun holiday pictures next to some Christmas trees we have set up! Don't forget to pick up a copy of our coffee table book, full of pictures & a bit about the Swensons...

Christmas Party is December 5th 630 - 830pm for Members! If you aren't a member you can easily become one on our website & even the night of the party in person. So, come down & enjoy becoming a member of the Society!

http://www.swenson-house.org/some-nite-time-shots-from-swenson-boo-bash-haunted-abilene/

November 24, 2019 swensonhousefriends No Comments Thanks to everyone who has helped us in the last year, your contributions have done so much for us & the community. Photos by Matt Reily of HomeSweetAbilene.com & an original Trustee to Swenson House Historical Society Haunted Abilene, Swenson Boo Ba...

It’s the holidays @ the Swenson, if you become a member between now & Dec 5th (or at the party) you have an invite to ou...
11/25/2019

It’s the holidays @ the Swenson, if you become a member between now & Dec 5th (or at the party) you have an invite to our Christmas Party! Food & drinks👈🏻the good kind😉 & mingle in the house decorated up, we always have a few surprises🥂 Swenson-House.org
You can also take a Christmas docent guided tour thru the month of December $10, bring a camera!
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We had a great contribution today from Abilene Garden Club, 94 chairs!!  Old school design & in great shape, looking for...
11/23/2019

We had a great contribution today from Abilene Garden Club, 94 chairs!! Old school design & in great shape, looking forward to cleaning them up a bit & getting them painted. If anyone knows a powder coater here locally or if you want to submit a quote for a job like this, DM the page🥂

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Thanks again to @abilenenitetimedecor who continues to go above & beyond for us!  325-677-0186 give them a call!  These ...
11/21/2019

Thanks again to @abilenenitetimedecor who continues to go above & beyond for us! 325-677-0186 give them a call! These are our Halloween colors, but they have re-programmed the property to winter blue & white for us, drive by next time you’re in the neighborhood 🚘 // #abilene #abilenetx #lighting #lights #nitetime #decor #garden #swensonhouse #swensonhouselegacy #keepsakeofthecity

Next time you visit the house you can purchase this nice little keepsake for $15.  It has some pictures & history from t...
11/10/2019

Next time you visit the house you can purchase this nice little keepsake for $15. It has some pictures & history from the family, a nice coffee table book or waiting room read.
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After December 5th (Night of our Member’s Party), the house will be in its full Christmas Decor.  We have Christmas Tree...
11/08/2019

After December 5th (Night of our Member’s Party), the house will be in its full Christmas Decor. We have Christmas Trees in every room & you can take a docent guided tour for a $10 donation! We still have availability for rentals throughout the holidays, message the page, call 325-232-8454 or email [email protected]

Learn more about our tours & about becoming a member 👉🏻 Swenson-House.org

How can you come to our 2nd Annual Member’s Christmas Party?  Easy.  All you have to do is visit Swenson-House.org & pur...
11/07/2019

How can you come to our 2nd Annual Member’s Christmas Party? Easy. All you have to do is visit Swenson-House.org & purchase any membership level!! The house is absolutely gorgeous for Christmas, last year we had carolers from HSU singing carols from the balcony & @flipdrizzle playing piano, along with 🍾🍹🍸🥃🍻 & eats! #abilene #christmas #holidays #thingstodoinabilene #onlyintexas #onlyinabilene #texas #historichomes #home #abilenetx #texas

We are looking forward to the next few years of really growing the awareness of the house & property, there is so much p...
11/01/2019

We are looking forward to the next few years of really growing the awareness of the house & property, there is so much potential. The community has already done so much for the Society & the Legacy of the Swensons, a big thank you to everyone who has gotten us thru Halloween 2019!!
Swenson-House.org
HauntedAbilene.com
SwensonBooBash.com
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Mr. Montoya brought his beautiful 1959 Cadillac Coupe DeVille to Swenson Boo Bash & it made for a great photo🥂- #cadilla...
11/01/2019

Mr. Montoya brought his beautiful 1959 Cadillac Coupe DeVille to Swenson Boo Bash & it made for a great photo🥂
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Swenson House
11/01/2019

Swenson House

We had a great party at Boo Bash last night, all of the costumes (excluding myself) were👌🏻w/ great wine & drink, music &...
11/01/2019

We had a great party at Boo Bash last night, all of the costumes (excluding myself) were👌🏻w/ great wine & drink, music & plenty of food. Contest winners will be posted on FB🥂
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Look what rolled up tonight🥂 SwensonBooBash.com
11/01/2019

Look what rolled up tonight🥂 SwensonBooBash.com

Everyone have a safe & fun Halloween!!🥂
11/01/2019

Everyone have a safe & fun Halloween!!🥂

Get on your costumes & c’mon!  @SwensonBooBash is going on tonight & you can still get tickets!! 👉🏻 SwensonBooBash.com 👈...
10/31/2019

Get on your costumes & c’mon! @SwensonBooBash is going on tonight & you can still get tickets!! 👉🏻 SwensonBooBash.com 👈🏻

Swenson House Corn Maze entrance... now you have to wait til next year, but put us on your list of #thingstodoinabilene ...
10/31/2019

Swenson House Corn Maze entrance... now you have to wait til next year, but put us on your list of #thingstodoinabilene
TONIGHT is SwensonBooBash.com!
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Not too late for getting your Boo Bash Tickets!!  👉🏻 SwensonBooBash.com, tomorrow night 7-11!!
10/30/2019

Not too late for getting your Boo Bash Tickets!! 👉🏻 SwensonBooBash.com, tomorrow night 7-11!!

I think we can say we have the hardest working fortune tellers in biz, there was an endless line for 3 hours... 🥂🔮 up ne...
10/30/2019

I think we can say we have the hardest working fortune tellers in biz, there was an endless line for 3 hours... 🥂🔮 up next is SwensonBooBash.com 👈🏻 #hauntedhouse #haunted #hauntedhouses #hauntedbuilding #paranormal #paranormalinvestigator #spirit #spirits #ghost #ghosts #wizard #wizards #witches #witch #witchesofinstagram #onlyintexas #texas #abilene #abilenetx #halloween #halloweencostume #halloweenmakeup #halloweendecor #trolley

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My daughter (aspiring demonologist) and I stopped by for a visit just now, but the house appears to be closed. Google page had the hours of operation (10a - 3p) listed incorrectly. Bummer! We'll try again on Monday...
Merry Christmas to the Swenson House and a big Thank You to Matt Riley And Janet Dierker Payne for helping us make this happen Photos turned out great