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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 31 Attractions in Salem
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
Traveler Description: Located in Bush’s Pasture Park, the Bush House Museum offers tours to the public and preserves and interprets the heritage of the Bush House and... 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
68 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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4 reviews 4 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 reviews 3 reviews
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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195 reviews 195 reviews
88 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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