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Field House Museum

634 S Broadway, Saint Louis, MO 63102
+1 314-421-4689
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Neat, but very short

After visiting the Campbell House last year, I was more than curious to check out the Field... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vanessa C
Recent museum expansion is worth a stop

Great tour of the Eugene Field house! The new expansion is wonderfully done and provides a great... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
Karen V
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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A Unique Historic House Museum in the heart of downtown St. Louis. This historic home was once one of twelve row houses known as Walsh's Row that were built on this block in 1845. When the row was scheduled for demolition an out-cry from the local newspaper led to this home being saved. This was Eugene Field's childhood home, a fascinating man who became famously known as the "Children's Poet" and was one of the first syndicated newspaper columnists. The house remains an important historical landmark not only because of Eugene but also because of his father Roswell Martin Field. Roswell is most famous for his work on the Dred Scott and getting the case taken to the United States Supreme Court. Admission to the museum gets visitors a guided tour of the historic house and access to the new gallery space where visitors can spend as much time as they like. Besides just museum exhibits visitors can also check out the gift shop and the Eugene Field Library. The Eugene Field House & St. Louis Toy Museum was opened December 18, 1936 as the first historic house museum in St. Louis. In 2007 the home was designated a National Historic Landmark. The Museum is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been named a City of St. Louis Landmark.
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2 weeks ago
“Neat, but very short”
21 May 2017
“Recent museum expansion is worth a stop”
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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634 S Broadway, Saint Louis, MO 63102
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+1 314-421-4689
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After visiting the Campbell House last year, I was more than curious to check out the Field House. The staff there is wonderful - they're sweet and knowledgable and I honestly enjoyed speaking with them more than I did exploring the museum. The house itself...More

Thank Vanessa C
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Great tour of the Eugene Field house! The new expansion is wonderfully done and provides a great overview of St Louis history. Staff is knowledgeable and gift shop is quite nice. Allow an hour.

Thank Karen V
Management response:Responded 24 May 2017

We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 28 November 2015

We visited on Black Friday, a rainy dreary day. We parked behind the house, and rang the doorbell to be let in. Admission was $5, and the tour guide gave us a detailed tour of the house. This is the house that Roswell Field, the...More

4  Thank mari w
Reviewed 11 September 2015

The tour is 2 of the 3 story house but well worth the $5 fee. There is a small parking lot behind the house and plenty more spots along Broadway in front or Cerre on the side. Our guide, Stephanie, was very friendly and informative....More

1  Thank Judy T
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Architecture and furnishings were OK. Toy museum was underwhelming. The history of the Fields was worth the admission price of $8. They have limited parking behind home which can be an issue due to its proximity to the baseball stadium

Thank AmyWren
Reviewed 1 September 2015

We visited the Eugene Field Museum on a Sunday and were the only people there. Our tour of the museum led by a museum intern was fascinating, not only because we learned about Eugene Field's life and its effect on his influential children's poetry but...More

Thank stacytraveler
Reviewed 26 August 2015

This is the home in which author and poet Eugene Field grew up. It was built by his father, attorney Roswell Field, who represented Dred and Harriet Scott in their historic bid to be freed from slavery. You can also visit the Old Courthouse in...More

2  Thank 930kareni
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Very close to the ball park and easy to access. The rooms have period furnishings and guided tours. There are some Victorian toys and a few are very nice. But, don't expect glass showcases filled with hundreds of rare toys!

1  Thank LPB123
Reviewed 13 July 2015

Guided tour of poet and columnist Eugene Field's boyhood home. The tour guide is very knowledgeable and informative. The photo's, toys, and furniture were very interesting. The only down side was that there were not more books with Mr. Field's writings in them for sale...More

1  Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 20 March 2015

I am a former English teacher from St. Louis. I have been enthralled with Eugene Field for years. Although, I am a native St. Louisan, I had never been to Field's home before. I have wanted to go many times but they do have somewhat...More

4  Thank youthministerman
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