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Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson House

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Address: 303 Willamette St, Eugene, OR
Phone Number: 541/484-0808
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Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Eugene's charming mansion.

Very beautiful and enriching place. Full of charming architecture and history of it's inhabitants and the building.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Eugene, Oregon
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Eugene, Oregon
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Very beautiful and enriching place. Full of charming architecture and history of it's inhabitants and the building.

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you want to go back in time and experience what Eugene was back in the 1800's ...this is the place. The docents are very knowledgeable and passionate about the House. Also your admission goes to keeping up the house and grounds which is s important

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Cody, Wyoming
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The Historical People doing this tour knew many facts and were able to answer the questions they were asked. Some of their stories were even worth a few laughs! If you enjoy seeing furniture and many items from the turn of the century its well worth your time! No one hurried you and they had a little gift store with... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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73 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A frequent visitor to this beautiful house, the rotating of exhibits, the changing of themes to reflect special occasions and holidays, and the dedication of staff and volunteers keep me coming back again and again. While persons who cannot climb stairs aren't able to tour the upper levels of the house, there is more than enough to see on the... More 

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Cortez, Colorado
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful house. You can walk into every room, get close to the antique furniture, and see all the floors. The tour guide was awesome; a sweet elderly lady that knew all the history of the home, owners, and the town. Ask a question and she knew the answers. She was patient and let you linger and look around. Definitely a... More 

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Skaneateles, New York
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

You really cannot know a city until you understand its history. Get the real deal when you visit this beautiful Victorian house situated in the heart of Eugene. Plenty of opportunity to browse at your leisure three magnificent floors where you will glimpse the past and the stories of the amazing people who once lived there.

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Queens Ny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Enjoyed the guided tour here and learning about the former owners of this home. Please note, your GPS may bring you to the train depot. If it does, just look up and you'll see a large green Victorian home on the hill and head up Pearl street where you'll see signs for the house/mansion and can park in their lot.

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Eugene, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The story of the original family is interesting, the docents are knowledgeable, friendly, and good presenters: an excellent way to spend an hour right near downtown--- and combine it with a short hike to the top of Skinner's Butte, right next door!

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

The banner across the front of the house marred the view of it. The bizarre "death" exhibit seemed out of place for a venue that was having a wedding that evening. Photos of dead people, black drapes on the mirrors etc., seemed insensitve. The guide was lovely and seemed to know quite a bit about the place (which is often... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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112 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

Located at the base of Williamette Avenue, the house has a commanding view of Eugene from the expansive front porch. But inside, the tour is conducted by your docent who is very knowledgable. Three floors of history well explained. Wonderful antiques, but also personal items from the families who have inhabited the home. The City of Eugene owns the property... More 

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