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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 #13 of 27 attractions in Salem
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
Traveler Description: Bush House is the 1878 mansion of pioneer Asahel Bush II, a millionaire newspaperman and banker.  Mr. Bush and his family, the only occupants of this... more »
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West Linn, Oregon
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94 reviews 94 reviews
53 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
28 helpful votes 28 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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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165 reviews 165 reviews
75 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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Keizer, Oregon
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Nicely kept house by lots of dedicated volunteers. I would have loved to live here, but would have needed live in help to keep thai gran house clean.

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Riverton, Wyoming
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

This is a very beautiful place to see. It is a place to relax and reflect, surrounded by beauty.

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Bend
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

This is a little visited treasure in Salem. This historic home is well preserved and maintained. The docents are knowledgeable and love this home and its stories. The greenhouse and the gardens are true treasures. Stupidly, you have to purchase tickets in the Art Center across the street and that is poorly signed. The people in the Art Center are... More

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Oregon
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

I was a tour guide and paid docent while in college ~ and still love this museum. Each room still feels "lived in", comfortable, like a home. The home and park were given to the City of Salem many decades ago... what treasures they are.

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