Welcome to the Millard Fillmore House Museum
Millard Fillmore was the 13th president of the United States serving between 1850 and 1853. He resided in East Aurora from 1826 until 1830.
Auroraeans are proud that we shared in the young adult life of Millard Fillmore and his wife Abigail. We feel honored to have the Millard and Abigail Fillmore House designated as a National Historic Landmark and hope that you will enjoy coming to visit.
Millard Fillmore built the house in 1825 for his bride Abigail. The house originally stood on Main Street near the Aurora Theater building. It was moved to the rear of that lot when the theater was erected. It stood in disrepair for many years until artist Margaret Evans Price (Mrs. Irving Price of Fisher Price Toys) became enchanted with the little house and its history. She purchased it in 1930, had it moved to its present location and remodeled it for her studio.
The Aurora Historical Society acquired it in 1975 and began returning it to circa 1826. The house now typifies a small frame dwelling of the Federal Period with much of Millard Fillmore's hand labor in it. The house is furnished with period furniture as well as some pieces that belonged to the Fillmores.
Your tour of the house will include the living, kitchen, bedrooms, playroom, Victorian library and the carriage barn. You can also stroll through the beautiful period gardens that surround the house.