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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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Charming old house in Salem.

The folks at the Gelato place suggested we see this house. We are glad we did. The house was a gem... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
jgbtravels
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Louisville, KY
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Beautiful Place

Did we ever luck out, the weekend of August 19-20, most people were preoccupied with the solar... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
chelt5
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Toronto, Canada
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“old house” (4 reviews)
“art center” (3 reviews)
“salem history” (3 reviews)
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600 Mission St SE, Bush's Pasture Park, Salem, OR 97302-6203
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Reviewed 23 September 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

Thank jgbtravels
Reviewed 1 September 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

Thank chelt5
Reviewed 15 August 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

Thank Sungron
Reviewed 7 August 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

Thank Tcard2013
Reviewed 2 August 2017

The Bush House Conservatory was the first greenhouse west of the Mississippi River. It is the oldest existing greenhouse in Oregon. The south-facing exterior wall is lined with large cold frames used to start vegetables for the garden.

Thank Kristy Arbuckle L
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I love old houses, and history. And The Bush house is a beautiful house! It is an 1878 Victoria two story house, built by Asahel Bush, who was editor of the Oregon Statesman newspaper 1851.The house was turned over to the City of Salem following...More

Thank Theodora H
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

The tours start at 1:00, and our guide was great. The tour was a tad long for my taste. The house was built by a newspaper magnate around 1863, and it was sad to hear that his wife died shortly thereafter from TB. The couples'...More

Thank Kay M
Reviewed 12 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 17 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

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