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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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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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Well worth it!

We toured during their holiday open house; musicians, carolers, the house was decked out for Christmas! It's been very well taken care of with most of the original furnishings... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2015
Keith H
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Salem, Oregon
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reno
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358 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice location close to the park. As far as historical buildings go, it's pretty typical. Plenty of parking.

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Thank lew w
Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We toured during their holiday open house; musicians, carolers, the house was decked out for Christmas! It's been very well taken care of with most of the original furnishings and family memorabilia. Being a bit of a museum hound, I gotta say go, see for yourself!

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Thank Keith H
Livermore, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Must be nice to be rich! The house is worth the tour but seemed a bit rushed to get the next set of people through. Only five or six can be handled at a time. People came from all around Salem to gawk at the indoor plumbing! It even had an elevator for the owner between floors (unsafe for heavy... More 

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Thank Harry B
Bend, Oregon, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Vintage and to period the Bush House is a wonderful stop in Salem, Oregon. While visiting the state capital do not miss this and take time to explore all of Bush's Pasture park.

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Thank Bob K
La Pine, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Another place of interest and fun on Great Granddaughter and my trip--the docent was delightful, this house is of very significant historical value to our state, should be a must see.

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2 Thank Dolores525
Portland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A fun place to visit. The house is decorated as it was in the time of the Bush family residence. The staff on hand are very helpful and informative. While there, check out the grounds. You may even come across a wedding in the garden. In fact, my oldest daughter was married in that very place.

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Thank Carl C
Salem, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

For me, being an adult, this place had many things I could equate to my Grandparents and beyond. For children under the age of 12, I feel the era is lost on them. I watched as folks filed through with smaller children reminding them many times, "not to touch and lower your voices". I could see they were not having... More 

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Thank Maggi M
Stillwater, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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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Thank David O
Salem, Oregon
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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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Thank Debbiethetravler
Salem, Oregon
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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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