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Bush House Museum

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Beautiful Historical Home & Beautful Roses

Great home to walk through and to learn some things you may not know about Salem and Oregon. The... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
Salem, Oregon
Squirrel watching

If you love trees and squirrels there are lots of wonderful trees and squirrels here.the university... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2018
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Located in Bush’s Pasture Park, the Bush House Museum is Salem’s 19th century time capsule. Operated by the Salem Art Association on behalf of the City of Salem, the Museum offers tours to the public and preserves and interprets the heritage of the...more
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600 Mission St SE, Bush's Pasture Park, Salem, OR 97302-6203
+1 503-363-4714
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

Great home to walk through and to learn some things you may not know about Salem and Oregon. The rose gardens are beautiful and best viewed in June and July!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

If you love trees and squirrels there are lots of wonderful trees and squirrels here.the university stadium overlooks the park. There is a play ground for children.and the parking is free

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Morriszo
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Had a wonderfully interesting tour there with a guide that has done her research and made what could have been a short, boring tour quite fascinating with history and personalities referenced and explained.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

We attended during one of the free days during the Art Festival. It is a very nice historical property from one of the founders of the city. The land that comprises Bush Park was his family estate, donated to the city of Salem. It is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank vesseytjr
Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

A very nice small museum and then visit the original old house with a lot of the original furniture, so please don’t sit on it. It’s a large house with lots a stairs. As you leave don’t forget to see the rose garden on the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Terry F
Reviewed February 28, 2018

The house is decorated in the style of the period of the house. The house is located in Bush Park. Beautiful rose garden close to the house.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank sgstrauss1
Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

The folks at the Gelato place suggested we see this house. We are glad we did. The house was a gem with much of the original furnishing still there. That is quite unusual. There is also a large rose garden to enjoy while there. Our...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank jgbtravels
Reviewed September 1, 2017

Did we ever luck out, the weekend of August 19-20, most people were preoccupied with the solar eclipse on August 21. My wife and I were more interested in seeing a bit of Salem History, and we were the only two people enjoying a tour...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank chelt5
Reviewed August 15, 2017

This was the home of a wealthy and prominent 19th century Oregon family and is fantastically well preserved. It presents a real picture of how a wealthy Oregon family of the time would have lived. The experience was enhanced by a well informed and friendly...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Sungron
Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were the only ones on the tour for our time at 4pm. The lady was so knowledgeable. She said about 65 percent of the furnishings were original to the house. This is really a must tour when in town. We learned...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Tcard2013
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