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Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson House

303 Willamette St, Eugene, OR
541/484-0808
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Ranked #17 of 35 Attractions in Eugene
Type: Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Sep 19, 2014
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Cody, Wyoming
2 reviews
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
10 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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237 reviews 237 reviews
96 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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
57 helpful votes 57 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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