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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.




May 13, 2023, 6:00pm. Join K.D. and Katy Stafford from TV shows, “Fright Club”, “Lights Out”, and “Ghost Brothers.” K.D. also Co-Stars on his TV Show, “Ghosts of Devils Perch” with Dave Schrader and Cindy Kaza. $50 per person includes a presentation by K.D., snacks, and public ghost hunt hosted by Afterlife Paranormal Research Society. This event is managed by Afterlife Paranormal Research Society. Contact Joseph directly for any overnight accommodation requirements.

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​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 & 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.




02/11/2023, 6pm COUPLES' DINNER AND GHOST HUNT! Limit four couples.


02/18/2023, 6pm COUPLES' DINNER AND GHOST HUNT! Limit four couples.

This event is managed by Afterlife Paranormal Research Society and catered by Lucinda’s Katering.




Ring in the New Year with old and new friends! Food and drink provided, but feel free to bring something to share. Play pool in the game room. Dance in the library. Countdown to midnight at the grandfather clock. Confetti poppers and other party favors provided. The BEST place to be!



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

Abilene Reflector Chronicle News Link

Dickinson County News-Times News Link

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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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