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Address: 634 S Broadway, Saint Louis, MO 63102
Phone Number:
+1 314-421-4689
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A Unique Historic House Museum in the heart of downtown St. Louis.

The...

A Unique Historic House Museum in the heart of downtown St. Louis.

The Eugene Field House & St. Louis Toy Museum was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2007. It was opened December 18, 1936 as the first historic house museum in St. Louis. The Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has also been named a City of St. Louis Landmark.

In 2017 the museum reopened it's doors after completing construction of a 4,000 sq ft expansion that houses rotating exhibit spaces as well as The Eugene Field Library. Guided tours of the historic house are given daily and feature the history of two great men who once lived in the house. Roswell Field was a well known lawyer in St. Louis, most well known for his work on the Dred Scott case. This is also his son Eugene's childhood home. Eugene Field became a well known children's poet and columnist, he is the reason the house was originally saved from demolition.

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Where two historical figures lived from 1850

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 November 2015
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Fujisawa, Japan
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Fujisawa, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 attorney who represented Dred and Harriet Scott leased from 1850-1864. Dred and Harriet Scott were... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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. She was very knowledgable not only on Eugene Field but added a lot of history... More 

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Redding, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 also to learn about his father who was the attorney representing Dred Scott through his... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 downtown St. Louis and see the courtroom where the trial took place. The artifacts and... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 in the gift shop.

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Maryland Heights, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 limited hours of operation and my schedule had prevented it. I am so glad we... More 

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San Fernando, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

This place is a real treat and a National Historic Landmark. I thought we were going to some small toy museum but it turned out to be the boyhood home of Eugene Field, author of children’s books and poems. Some of his famous poems are “Wynken, Blynken and Nod,” “Little Boy Blue,” and “The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat."... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

We were walking from lunch toward the Arch and stumbled across a sign for this place. Intrigued by the idea of a toy museum, we decided to go. When we got there, there was a sign on the door to ring the doorbell. That was a bit intimidating, but we rang it anyway, and were greeted very graciously by the... More 

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