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Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson House

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Address: 303 Willamette St, Eugene, OR
Phone Number: 541/484-0808
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Beautifully Maintained House with Great City Views

I've been to the Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson house several times in the last decade with my elderly mother and my sister. There are interesting temporary exhibitions in addition to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lisa H
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to the Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson house several times in the last decade with my elderly mother and my sister. There are interesting temporary exhibitions in addition to the permanent displays related to the families that lived in the house. I love the dollhouse. They hold tea parties at various times during the year in addition to special Xmas holiday teas,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

This house is in total disarray on the inside. We paid 5$ each for the tour. There was all kindsof junk in various rooms that were shown on the tour. No original furniture or accessories in the house and the stuff that was in the house was fraying, dirty, etc. This house should not be shown to tourists until it... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is a wonderful house. The guides are very knowledgable about the history of the owners, and how their lives intertwined with Eugene's history.

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Thank Teri W
Colton, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Home is Victorian beauty with many of the articles from the original owners. Some interesting photos, toys and a guide book that lets you know the history of the items. Friendly staff that can answer any other questions. Did this as a day trip from Oregon City on the train. Home is a short walk from station. Also hopped over... More 

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Forest Grove, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

The home was everything you expect from visiting a historical house. The furnishings and decor were lovely, and the staff were incredibly knowledgeable. The grounds are lovely, and surrounded by a beautiful wooded area. Make sure to check out the scale model of the house upstairs!

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Thank Amanda S
Spring Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

A must see if you love history and architecture. Full of beautiful old antiques, vintage clothing, photos, just goregous

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

We visited this historic house on a recent trip to Eugene. It's definitely worth visiting if going to historic houses is your thing. Compared with other historic houses/mansions, it's not as spectacular as many, but we enjoyed visiting, and it's a good peek into the past. There was a volunteer tour guide when we visited and she gave us a... More 

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Jacksonville, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

The SMJ house sits high above Eugene and is impressive in its size, innovative design, and staffing. We arrived shortly before closing on a cold Sunday afternoon and the two staff/docents on scene could not have been more helpful and gracious. From the every-side-is-a-different-size octagonal sitting room (huh?) to the "modern" touch of having the master bedroom on the first... More 

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Thank Priscilla W
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This beautifully restored home is listed on things to do while in Eugene but when we made our way up, we found it closed to only reserved private tours. It's Christmas time so I was excited to see the Victorian type decorations for the holidays. I peeked thru the front windows and wanted so badly to go inside then I... More 

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Thank Brenda K
Groveland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Visited the day after Thanksgiving, with family of assorted ages, and had a great time. There was a lot of historic detail for those of us of that mind, but also many things to look at for the younger folk. And the house was done up for the holidays, so that added an element of fun and happiness to the... More 

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