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Address: 303 Willamette St, Eugene, OR
Phone Number: 541/484-0808
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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We visited this historic house on a recent trip to Eugene. It's definitely worth visiting if going to historic houses is your thing. Compared with other historic houses/mansions... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Vida E
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this historic house on a recent trip to Eugene. It's definitely worth visiting if going to historic houses is your thing. Compared with other historic houses/mansions, it's not as spectacular as many, but we enjoyed visiting, and it's a good peek into the past. There was a volunteer tour guide when we visited and she gave us a... More 

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Jacksonville, Oregon
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The SMJ house sits high above Eugene and is impressive in its size, innovative design, and staffing. We arrived shortly before closing on a cold Sunday afternoon and the two staff/docents on scene could not have been more helpful and gracious. From the every-side-is-a-different-size octagonal sitting room (huh?) to the "modern" touch of having the master bedroom on the first... More 

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Thank Priscilla W
Dallas, Texas
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This beautifully restored home is listed on things to do while in Eugene but when we made our way up, we found it closed to only reserved private tours. It's Christmas time so I was excited to see the Victorian type decorations for the holidays. I peeked thru the front windows and wanted so badly to go inside then I... More 

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Groveland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Visited the day after Thanksgiving, with family of assorted ages, and had a great time. There was a lot of historic detail for those of us of that mind, but also many things to look at for the younger folk. And the house was done up for the holidays, so that added an element of fun and happiness to the... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

The docent that we had was a student and had some knowledge about the family and house. We were a little disappointed that the rooms had a lot of clutter in them. They definitely need a storage area. It took away from the essence of the house. I gave it a higher rating due to the fact that it is... More 

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1 Thank R J
Madtown
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125 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

CHECK THE OPENING HOURS. It's not open that much: 10 to 1 most days, 1 to 4 on weekends. Check the calendar for school visits, that would be fun to accidently participate in. The open hours are hidden on paragraph two of the "Visit" page on the website.

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1 Thank kulgar
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

This is an interesting house but it's history is centered specifically around Eugene. I am not from the area but stopped in to see the historical house (which has interesting architecture and artifacts) but I did not feel a connection with this place.

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1 Thank Patrick H
Eugene, Oregon
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 7 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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