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.
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.
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.
Thanks to Our St. Andrew's Dinner Guests!
St. Andrew's School raffled off a full-service dinner for 8 at the Lebold Mansion. Guests received a 5-course home-cooked gourmet meal.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by for ice cream, carriage rides, and fun on Easter Sunday!
Saturday APRIL 2: Thanks to all the fools who showed up for our April Fool's Party!
MARCH 26: Evening Ghost Hunt and Overnight! Thanks to the Afterlife Paranormal team who investigated the mansion on February 26. Everyone had a great time!
United Church of Bennington
Thanks to all the ladies from the United Church of Bennington who can to visit. It was truly a pleasure hosting you!
The GoFundMe page is now live, for those who would like to donate to the restoration and upkeep of this amazing property.
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.