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“Gorgeous House & a few toys”
Review of Field House Museum

Field House Museum
Ranked #103 of 267 things to do in Saint Louis
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 20 July 2013 via mobile

We loved the history behind the family and house. if you are interested in history, take along some extra time. We had a nice personalized tour from a nice man. We had two small children and he really accommodated us. I loved all the old toys, FYI, you can not touch them. ;) it was only $5 each. But, I think $3 or $4would be better.

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