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Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson House

303 Willamette St, Eugene, OR
541/484-0808
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Ranked #25 of 34 attractions in Eugene
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- May 28, 2014
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English first
Eugene, OR
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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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205 reviews 205 reviews
84 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Birmingham, Alabama
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

This is a great tour and a cool house, if you like that sort of thing. I wouldn't think it would be fun for kids or folks who can't climb stairs.

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Portland, Oregon
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2011

We loved this surprise. We didn't know of it until we stayed in downtown Eugene and saw this lovely Victorian mansion up on Skinner Butte from our hotel room. Easy to get to, we drove up in the morning and saw the most amazing old house with so many personal items still there and a docent who had such respect... More

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