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Bush House Museum

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Address: 600 Mission St SE, Bush's Pasture Park, Salem, OR 97302-6203
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+1 541-363-4171
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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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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Nice house with neat furnishings

This is a neat old home and has been furnished with many items that people who have lived there owned. It is very similar to many other old homes I have toured but it did have a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 12, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

This is a neat old home and has been furnished with many items that people who have lived there owned. It is very similar to many other old homes I have toured but it did have a large kitchen and a neat old stove . Also the last owner installed an elevator but we did not get to see it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

It is indeed well preserved and looks good for it's age! We were lucky as we had the guide to ourselves and could ask more specific questions. Wandering the gardens is always a treat.

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Woodland, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

This house was built in 1878 by Ashel Bush who was an attorney from Massachusetts who moved to Oregon and started a large successful newspaper. The house is a classic Victorian. Much of the home is decorated with furnishing from around the world, including the marble which was imported from Italy. And the story of the Bush's reads like a... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

This home has been preserved quite well with the original art, light fixtures, wallpaper and furnishings. It sits on 100 acres and has a Conservatory and gardens. There is a lot of outdoor space for picnics, walking, etc. There is also an Art Center with artists from the Pacific Northwest displaying their creations. Our guide at the house was exceptional;... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2016

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

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Livermore, California
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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La Pine, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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