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Bush House Museum

600 Mission St SE, Bush's Pasture Park, Salem, OR 97302-6203
+1 541-363-4171
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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... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2016
simpleyme
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Washington
Good information from tour guide

It is indeed well preserved and looks good for it's age! We were lucky as we had the guide to... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Virginia R
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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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600 Mission St SE, Bush's Pasture Park, Salem, OR 97302-6203
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+1 541-363-4171
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Reviewed 13 December 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 ....More

Thank simpleyme
Reviewed 18 October 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.

Thank Virginia R
Reviewed 6 September 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...More

1  Thank Bill F
Reviewed 28 June 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...More

2  Thank WestieTX
Reviewed 12 January 2016

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

Thank lew w
Reviewed 23 December 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...More

1  Thank Keith H
Reviewed 18 November 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...More

Thank Harry B
Reviewed 2 October 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.

Thank Bob K
Reviewed 24 August 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.

2  Thank Dolores525
Reviewed 15 April 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....More

Thank Carl C
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