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Field House Museum

634 S Broadway, Saint Louis, MO 63102
+1 314-421-4689
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A Walk Through the Past of Downtown St. Louis

I had been waiting for renovations to be completed before I visited the Field House Museum with... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
Pat L
Florissant, Missouri
Excellent view of St. Louis History

This tour is well worth all you see and learn, from history of Eugene Field, a children's poet, to... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
Sylvia S
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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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634 S Broadway, Saint Louis, MO 63102
+1 314-421-4689
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

I had been waiting for renovations to be completed before I visited the Field House Museum with friends. The improvements include a large, sunlit addition to the original row house. In the new addition are displays of toys and teddy bears, a new gift shop,...More

Thank Pat L
Management response:Responded 6 September 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review Pat! We really enjoyed having your group visit the museum, and hope to see you all again in the future!

Reviewed 26 July 2017

This tour is well worth all you see and learn, from history of Eugene Field, a children's poet, to his father, a lawyer for the Dred Scott case. The house is a beautiful example of a home reminiscent of 1850's . The new addition includes...More

Thank Sylvia S
Management response:Responded 26 July 2017

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the museum!

Reviewed 8 July 2017

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 29 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 8 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 27 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 6 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
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