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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 join an upcoming event.

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Ghost hunts are back!

August 13, 2022, 8pm to 2am, join the Haunted Rooms America professional paranormal team. Learn the latest (and some of the oldest) ghost hunting tools and try them out yourself in an active investigation. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Haunted Rooms America.

Thanks to Haunted Rooms America for producing this event!

​Abilene Started Here!

This amazing property is the private home of professional writer, actor, singer, dancer, 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.

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Rooms & Rates

 

Rooms are currently under renovation. Motifs will feature Gothic, Steampunk, or traditional Victorian decorations, keeping in character with the property. Currently, the Victorian Splendor room is available upon request and is used as a guest room.

NEWS

​The GoFundMe page is now live, for those who would like to donate to the restoration and upkeep of this amazing property.

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​07/16/2021: Abilene Reflector-Chronicle represents about a dozen recent press articles on the new owner and plans for the mansion.

​07/06/2021: Salina Post represents about a dozen recent press articles on the new owner and plans for the mansion.

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