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Swenson House Historical Society, Abilene

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Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
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

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!
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  • A recent visit to Abilene uncovered a real gem: Swenson House. This turn-of-the-century home was the residence of a family that not only helped bring the city to prominence but much of north...  more »
  • My husband and I drove around the 1910 Swenson House on a Monday afternoon. The two-story brick home was built by W.G. and Shirley Swenson. Currently, the estate covers a two-acre city block. It was.....  more »
  • Nice old house gives u a glimpse of how wealthy people lived like in past. Very interesting historic home.
  • It's a beautiful place,nice shaded aeria,beautiful house...

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