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“Authentically Maintained”
Review of Bush House Museum

Bush House Museum
Ranked #24 of 78 things to do in Salem
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Owner description: Victorian home built by pioneer banker and newspaper publisher Asahel Bush II in 1877-1878 still retains many original furnishings, including the wallpaper.
Salem, Oregon
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Authentically Maintained”
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 families, couples, or those with an independent spirit.

Visited June 2014
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Anchorage, Alaska
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82 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Elegant and informative”
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.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank matt8993
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Salem, Oregon
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22 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Nice Bit of History and an Art Barn Too”
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 Art Association and they have a wonderful gift gallery filled with works of art by local and regional artists. The art is varied and it is my favorite place town to purchase gifts when I do not have time to make them myself. It is a great place to introduce children to an art exhibit, large enough to have many interesting things to see, but not too large or over imposing. If you are in Salem in Mid July, the Salem Art Festival, hosted by the Art Association is always a wonderful family experience with plays on several stages, a food court, activities for children in the kids tent, a beer garden, and of course the star of the show, art for sale and a treat for the eyes.

Visited July 2013
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2 Thank GrannyTeach
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West Linn, Oregon
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275 reviews
139 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“A step back in time....”
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.

Visited September 2013
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4 Thank Sherry P
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Georgetown, Texas
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85 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“1878 house open as a musem in Salem, Oregon”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

Very interesting 1878 house in close-to original condition. Interesting tour and history of the house and the Bush family.

Visited July 2013
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2 Thank DWoerner
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