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Bush House Museum

600 Mission St. S.E., Bush's Pasture Park, Salem, OR 97302
541-363-4171
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Ranked #14 of 21 Attractions in Salem
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Victorian home built by pioneer banker and newspaper publisher Asahel Bush II in 1877-1878 still...
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Wed - Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Sheridan, Oregon
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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143 reviews 143 reviews
71 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
27 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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3 attraction reviews
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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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Salem, Oregon
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203 reviews 203 reviews
89 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

The Bush house has been in Salem many years. It is always a good place to go when we have guests. Just to visit the home, and get a small taste of what life was like "back then:.

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