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Contact Joseph Tatner by email or phone (see contact information below) to arrange a tour, private dinner, event for your group, or to join an upcoming event.




JUNE 21, 7PM TO 2AM: It's a full moon! Time to howl! Grab your flashlight and get ready to explore the eerie hallways and rooms of this haunted mansion. After the first session we will have a Taco Bar with all the fixings (including beef and chicken). Produced by Haunted Knights Paranormal
SPECIAL VIP tickets available to spend the night in one of the theme rooms!
Tickets and more details are at Eventbrite. Tickets are $45 per person or $145 for an overnight stay in one of the mansion's theme bedrooms. Only one guest needs to purchase the bedroom price and additional guests can join (all guests need at least a basic ticket for the ghost hunt). Contact Joseph using the contact information below for room details.


FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 7PM to ???: Everyone is invited to celebrate Joseph Tatner's 3rd year at the mansion in Abilene! No donation is required to attend, but this is a fundraiser party, so all donations are appreciated. There will be a donation jar and the mansion has a GoFundMe link. Potential corporate sponsors for the mansion are invited to contact Joseph directly. Food and drink provided, but feel free to bring food or a beverage to share.

     Proceeds will help to fund necessary restoration work, such as installing High Velocity Small Duct (HVSD) air conditioning into the other half of the mansion; repairing, refreshing, and repainting woodwork on the enclosed rear porch, carriage entrance overhang, and tower; restoring the beautiful parquet wood floors; plus a couple of other smaller fun projects.

Let's make this the biggest party at the mansion ever!


​Abilene Started Here!

This amazing property is the private home of professional writer, actor, singer, dancer,  musician, choreographer, and event producer Joseph Tatner. However, Mr. Tatner is happy to share his home, offering tours and various events to the community and visitors. Respectful behavior toward all guests is expected and required of any visitor. A $10 donation is requested per person for tours, which last from 1 1/2 to 2 hours, and donations may be requested for other events. However, no one is turned away simply because they can't afford a donation.


Come relax, enjoy, and step back in time!

Built in 1880, the Lebold Mansion is rich with history and bears a striking resemblance to the Addams Family home. The mansion is located in Abilene, KS, the boyhood home of President Eisenhower. Built over the "dugout" dwelling of Abilene founders Timothy and Elizabeth Hersey, the first settler child in the area was born on the property. The original dugout can be seen by tour visitors. Building upon its rich history and unique architecture, various events are held on the property throughout the year. These include scheduled tours, live murder mystery dinner theater, themed Victorian dinners, Saturday Teas, Sunday Sundaes, etc. In addition to renting an upstairs bedroom for the night, downstairs rooms are available for meetings. The property is also available to rent for photo shoots, special occasions, group meetings, and movie productions.

Our Property


Built by Abilene banker C. H. Lebold in 1880, this beautiful Victorian mansion has many unique architectural features, such as inlaid wood parquet floors. More recent renovations have added unique carpeting from Europe and more than $750,000 of custom wallpaper.

Local Attractions


Abilene was built to accommodate Texas cowboys driving their cattle to board train cars at the end of the old Chisholm Trail. Notable Old West heroes and colorful characters include Wild Bill Hickok, who was the town sheriff for a while. Click the Fun Stuff link to see popular attractions in the local area.

Rooms & Reservations


Rooms currently include a traditional Victorian Splendor room, Maids Quarters, and Vampire room, each keeping in character with the property. Rooms are available upon request at the owner's discretion. Appropriate donations are requested.

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106 N Vine Street, Abilene, KS 67410

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