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Address: 303 Willamette St, Eugene, OR
Phone Number: 541/484-0808
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10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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
Eugene, Oregon
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Santa Rosa, California
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64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank R J
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110 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 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.

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

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.

1 Thank Patrick H
Eugene, Oregon
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60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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.

Thank AbhinavVS
Eugene, Oregon
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50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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

2 Thank NickolasB74
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 

3 Thank Sue C
Eugene, Oregon
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75 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 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 

2 Thank MegandBigGeorge
Cortez, Colorado
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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 

6 Thank TanyaJ1
Skaneateles, New York
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70 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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.

5 Thank Mary H
Queens Ny
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39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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.

4 Thank 523Deedee

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