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Bush House Museum

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Address: 600 Mission St. S.E., Bush's Pasture Park, Salem, OR 97302
Phone Number: 541-363-4171
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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Description: Victorian home built by pioneer banker and newspaper publisher Asahel Bush...
Victorian home built by pioneer banker and newspaper publisher Asahel Bush II in 1877-1878 still retains many original furnishings, including the wallpaper.
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While in Salem

Admission was reasonable for a museum wonderful interesting items on display. Museum was easy to go to once you are able to navigate the city streets everything is in reasonable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Admission was reasonable for a museum wonderful interesting items on display. Museum was easy to go to once you are able to navigate the city streets everything is in reasonable distance of each other.

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Sheridan, Oregon
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26 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I love walking the grounds of Bush Park, so full of majestic trees and filled with lively squirrels. The museum is at the entrance of the park at one end. It holds alot of art from many artists and most of the displays are unique. Most of the art is for sale and at a good price. I always make... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Bush House Museum is an authentically maintained home that reflects the innovations of the day and of its owner Asahel Bush, one of Salem's leading entrepreneurs. The house has been beautifully maintained and contain items that belonged to the Bush family. Surrounding the home are rose gardens and paths to walk through Bush Pasture Park. A lovely outing for... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

I did the tour with my girlfriend last August. The house was beautiful, the tour informative, and the rose garden absolutely delightful. Great experience.

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Salem, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The Bush House Museum is a nice little historic house that offers those who visit a look into the history of the Bush Family and the Park. The best part of Museum, in my mind is the Bush Barn Art Center. There are three galleries in the behind the house that house rotating exhibits. It is home to the Salem... More 

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West Linn, Oregon
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71 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

This 11,000 sq ft home is absolutely lovely. Because the home was occupied by just one family, the home and contents are in amazing condition. The docent was knowledgeable and passionate about the property. We will visit again in June to admire the extensive rose garden.

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Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Very interesting 1878 house in close-to original condition. Interesting tour and history of the house and the Bush family.

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Seattle
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour yesterday. The grounds are beautifully maintained. The home itself is a reflection back in time to see how a Banker lived. Great history. $5,000 to build the 10,000 sq. ft. Home. A "Must See" while in Salem. The tour guide was excellent and he knew a lot about the home and grounds. He was very... More 

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Salem, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Beautiful house and well furnished in period style. I could get lost in there. The front steps are a bit much for some of us but once you get in, it's well worth it. My only complaint and the reason I don't give it 5 stars was the surliness of the docent showing us around.

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

This beautifully preserved old house gives visitors a glimpse of history in fine detail. An adjacent conservatory, park, and art museum make it even more fun to visit.

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