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!

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
https://g.page/SwensonHouseAbilene?gm

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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!
#abilene #abilenetx #thingstodoinabilene #taylorcounty #keycity #abilenetexas #historichomes #texaslandmark #onlyinabilene #onlyintexas

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🥂
#haunted #hauntedhouse #paranormal #costumes #costume #makeup #contest #costumecontest #costumeparty #abilene #abilenetexas #Abilenetx #hardinsimmons #acu #mcmurray #thingstodoinabilene #halloween #Halloweennight

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!
#hauntedhouse #haunted #hauntedhouses #hauntedbuilding #paranormal #paranormalinvestigator #spirit #spirits #ghost #ghosts #wizard #wizards #witches #witch #witchesofinstagram #onlyintexas #texas #abilene #abilenetx #halloween #halloweencostume #halloweenmakeup #halloweendecor #trolley

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

The fun doesn’t stop at Haunted Abilene, well not for the adults at least.  SwensonBooBash.com for more information on t...
10/30/2019

The fun doesn’t stop at Haunted Abilene, well not for the adults at least. SwensonBooBash.com for more information on the event or @SwensonBooBash // 21 & up on Halloween Night 7-11pm

We have seen a rise in Halloween themed weddings, we think it sounds fun & we have the perfect venue for it.  You can al...
10/29/2019

We have seen a rise in Halloween themed weddings, we think it sounds fun & we have the perfect venue for it. You can also see how beautiful a traditional wedding can be on the property. Our lights are programmable to have your wedding colors lighting the entire property. Your wedding photographer will have immediate portfolio photos & your guests won’t soon forget a Swenson House Wedding🥂
👉🏻SwensonBooBash.com👈🏻
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SwensonBooBash.com // DJ, Catered, Drinks, it’s going to be a good time🥂1️⃣stuffed mushrooms (3 flavors) 2️⃣shrimp & cra...
10/29/2019

SwensonBooBash.com // DJ, Catered, Drinks, it’s going to be a good time🥂
1️⃣stuffed mushrooms (3 flavors)
2️⃣shrimp & crab puffs
3️⃣traditional cheese platters
4️⃣hot glazed cocktail sandwiches
5️⃣mixed wing platter
6️⃣cocktail meatballs (2 flav)
7️⃣chicken dippers
8️⃣deviled eggs
9️⃣trio dip platters
🔟crostini platters

SwensonBooBash.com // not “snacks” 😉1️⃣stuffed mushrooms (3 flavors) 2️⃣shrimp & crab puffs 3️⃣traditional cheese platte...
10/28/2019

SwensonBooBash.com // not “snacks” 😉

1️⃣stuffed mushrooms (3 flavors)
2️⃣shrimp & crab puffs
3️⃣traditional cheese platters
4️⃣hot glazed cocktail sandwiches
5️⃣mixed wing platter
6️⃣cocktail meatballs (2 flav)
7️⃣chicken dippers
8️⃣deviled eggs
9️⃣trio dip platters
🔟crostini platters

The Swensons were known to have a house for parties, we are looking forward to SwensonBooBash.com!  You’re coming, right...
10/28/2019

The Swensons were known to have a house for parties, we are looking forward to SwensonBooBash.com! You’re coming, right?

The house is really becoming magical with all the support we are getting from the community!  It is only $10 for a docen...
10/28/2019

The house is really becoming magical with all the support we are getting from the community! It is only $10 for a docent guided tour & you can always take a stroll thru the garden for free or have a yoga class on the slab🥂SwensonBooBash.com is Halloween Night!!
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Abilene’s Citizen of the year, for the 250th time... congratulations Mike Hernandez on your milestone🥂🧛🏻‍♀️
10/28/2019

Abilene’s Citizen of the year, for the 250th time... congratulations Mike Hernandez on your milestone🥂🧛🏻‍♀️

@abilenenitetimedecor knocked it out of the park with our new LEDs around the house, our nitetime events are gonna be👌🏻👌...
10/28/2019

@abilenenitetimedecor knocked it out of the park with our new LEDs around the house, our nitetime events are gonna be👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻
You can check em out Halloween Night @ SwensonBooBash.com if you’re 21 & up!!
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We can change it for the holiday... Swenson Boo Bash is Halloween Night for 21 & Up!  Gonna be a awesome party!  Check o...
10/27/2019

We can change it for the holiday... Swenson Boo Bash is Halloween Night for 21 & Up! Gonna be a awesome party! Check out the photos from the event at HauntedAbilene.com they'll trickle here eventually...

It is on to SwensonBooBash.com for us!  Decorations stay up & a party is on!!  21 & up Costume Party with heavy Hors d'o...
10/27/2019

It is on to SwensonBooBash.com for us! Decorations stay up & a party is on!! 21 & up Costume Party with heavy Hors d'oeuvres, DJ Wildman & more🥂 HALLOWEEN NIGHT 2019

Now you’ve seen the decor, how awesome it is... now think about a live DJ / heavy #horderves / costume contests!  Swenso...
10/27/2019

Now you’ve seen the decor, how awesome it is... now think about a live DJ / heavy #horderves / costume contests! SwensonBooBash.com is Halloween Night, 21 & up!!
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#hauntedhouse #haunted #hauntedhouses #hauntedbuilding #paranormal #paranormalinvestigator #spirit #spirits #ghost #ghosts #wizard #wizards #witches #witch #witchesofinstagram #onlyintexas #texas #abilene #abilenetx #halloween #halloweencostume #halloweenmakeup #halloweendecor #trolley

Haunted Abilene is our biggest fundraiser of the year, everyone who came we hope that you can feel you have contributed ...
10/27/2019

Haunted Abilene is our biggest fundraiser of the year, everyone who came we hope that you can feel you have contributed to this wonderful keepsake of the city. The house is just as amazing when we restore it back to it's usual decor. Men & women, young & old will enjoy a docent guided tour. You can also become a member. Memberships start @ $25 & you will get an invite to the best Member's Christmas Party in town in early December. Swenson-House.org for more info!

We ran a Facebook Costume Contest for the “First Issue” of the Swenson House book, here are our #finalists... runner up ...
10/27/2019

We ran a Facebook Costume Contest for the “First Issue” of the Swenson House book, here are our #finalists... runner up got a XL Chocolate Milkshake from @foxcoffee.abilene #winwin

#hauntedhouse #haunted #hauntedhouses #hauntedbuilding #paranormal #paranormalinvestigator #spirit #spirits #ghost #ghosts #wizard #wizards #witches #witch #witchesofinstagram #onlyintexas #texas #abilene #abilenetx #halloween #halloweencostume #halloweenmakeup #halloweendecor #trolley

Many of our cast, members & volunteers aren’t pictured here, but thank you to everyone who contributed to another great ...
10/27/2019

Many of our cast, members & volunteers aren’t pictured here, but thank you to everyone who contributed to another great Haunted Abilene, all of our sponsors too🥂

Tonight is the night!!  HauntedAbilene.com 👈🏻 we have a Haunted House that nobody can beat & a Trolley Ride unique to Ha...
10/26/2019

Tonight is the night!! HauntedAbilene.com 👈🏻 we have a Haunted House that nobody can beat & a Trolley Ride unique to Haunted Abilene!! C’mon Abilene!!
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We will give away this Swenson House book (the first print!!!) to the best costume @ 8:25 before the 8:30 Trolley leaves...
10/26/2019

We will give away this Swenson House book (the first print!!!) to the best costume @ 8:25 before the 8:30 Trolley leaves to the 👉🏻 #BestCostume!!
YOU HAVE TO BE PRESENT (@ the ticket booth) TO WIN!!
HauntedAbilene.com 👈🏻 tickets

Thank you everyone for coming out!  Thank goodness it’s gonna be sunny tomorrow & 20 degrees warmer tomorrow night!!  Ha...
10/26/2019

Thank you everyone for coming out! Thank goodness it’s gonna be sunny tomorrow & 20 degrees warmer tomorrow night!!
HauntedAbilene.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 @ Swenson House

@knightrider_hq in our #CornMaze for Haunted Abilene TONIGHT til 10 & tomorrow 7-10 👉🏻HauntedAbilene.com for tickets#hau...
10/26/2019

@knightrider_hq in our #CornMaze for Haunted Abilene TONIGHT til 10 & tomorrow 7-10 👉🏻HauntedAbilene.com for tickets
#hauntedhouse #haunted #hauntedhouses #hauntedbuilding #paranormal #paranormalinvestigator #spirit #spirits #ghost #ghosts #wizard #wizards #witches #witch #witchesofinstagram #onlyintexas #texas #abilene #abilenetx #halloween #halloweencostume #halloweenmakeup #halloweendecor #trolley

10/25/2019
Fox Coffee

Yes, it's gonna be dry. Yes, it's gonna be chilly. Yes, we will have Fox Coffee in the driveway to serve hot drinks!!
We have free activities outside the house, so bundle up & C'mon! Tickets >> HauntedAbilene.com

https://www.facebook.com/foxcoffee24/

Local roasted Coffee, Cold brew, Organic Teas, 100% Fruit Smoothies, Frappes, Italian Cream Sodas, Coffee spritzers,fresh baked muffins, oatmeal, Icecream,

10/25/2019

Is it haunted?

Everyone is going to get to enjoy for the first time our amazing exterior lighting from @abilenenitetimedecor 👈🏻 on inst...
10/23/2019

Everyone is going to get to enjoy for the first time our amazing exterior lighting from @abilenenitetimedecor 👈🏻 on insta 👉🏻 https://ntdbylonestar.com
It is truly wonderful & programmable, too👻. They went above & beyond for us & it will show this weekend!! They do Christmas Decor too🤔right around the corner #lighting #decor #exterior #home #homes #yard #trees #arbor #garden #eveningstroll #abilene #abilenetx #abilenesfinest #lonestar #electric #christmas #blue #green #orange #control #programmable #hauntedhouse

The park lot on the southwest corner of the house is where people can park, the south side & west side of the house on t...
10/23/2019

The park lot on the southwest corner of the house is where people can park, the south side & west side of the house on the street is ok too... Looking forward to seeing everyone! You can get tickets 👉🏻 HauntedAbilene.com 👈🏻 C’mon!! #HauntedAbilene #Abilene #ThingsToDoInAbilene #visitabilene @visitabilene @communityfoundationabilene @bcmgtx @kab_abilene @wecareabilene

Abilene’s newest Halloween Night Costume Party for the 21 & up, SwensonBooBash.com!  Heavy #horderves from Market Street...
10/22/2019

Abilene’s newest Halloween Night Costume Party for the 21 & up, SwensonBooBash.com! Heavy #horderves from Market Street #LiveDj @thewildmanshow #CostumeContest & more. The house has incredible Halloween decor up & the house was built for having guests. Guest judges & several categories of costumes, check it out & get your tickets NOW (Only 150) #hauntedhouse #haunted #paranormal #spirits #ghost #wizard #wizards #witches #witchesofinstagram #onlyintexas #texas #abilene #abilenetx #halloween #halloweencostume #halloweenmakeup #halloweendecor #halloweennight #trickortreat #costume #costumecontest #halloweenparty

SwensonBooBash.com for tickets!!  #haunted #hauntedhouse #paranormal #costumes #costume #makeup #contest #costumecontest...
10/21/2019

SwensonBooBash.com for tickets!! #haunted #hauntedhouse #paranormal #costumes #costume #makeup #contest #costumecontest #costumeparty #abilene #abilenetexas #Abilenetx #hardinsimmons #acu #mcmurray #thingstodoinabilene #halloween #Halloweennight
@acuedu @acualumni @acuadmissions @acuadpr @hsutx @hsulife @hsu_theatredept @mcmurryuniversity @mcmtheatre

HauntedAbilene.com GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!!!!  Thank you Daytime with Kimberly & Esteban & Olivia DiVenti for helping us p...
10/17/2019

HauntedAbilene.com GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!!!! Thank you Daytime with Kimberly & Esteban & Olivia DiVenti for helping us promote our flagship event of the year! This event goes a long way to fulfilling the annual financial needs of the Swenson House. All proceeds go right back into the community & into the care of the house. We will see you here Oct. 25th & 26th 7-10pm...

Tune into Daytime with Kimberly & Esteban !! Are you tuning in? 👻👻👻 Were live at the Swenson House talking all things Haunted Abilene!!

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