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“Wonderful Historic Home”
Review of Bush House Museum

Bush House Museum
Ranked #20 of 81 things to do in Salem
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Owner description: Victorian home built by pioneer banker and newspaper publisher Asahel Bush II in 1877-1878 still retains many original furnishings, including the wallpaper.
Reviewed 11 May 2012

This is a little visited treasure in Salem. This historic home is well preserved and maintained. The docents are knowledgeable and love this home and its stories. The greenhouse and the gardens are true treasures.

Stupidly, you have to purchase tickets in the Art Center across the street and that is poorly signed. The people in the Art Center are volunteers who are mostly disinterested in selling tickets, so it was an unpleasant start.

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Reviewed 21 February 2012

I was a tour guide and paid docent while in college ~ and still love this museum. Each room still feels "lived in", comfortable, like a home. The home and park were given to the City of Salem many decades ago... what treasures they are.

1  Thank tabisuki5
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Reviewed 4 December 2011

The Bush House is a stately mansion on many acres of beautiful gardens, in the possession of one distinguished Salem family for close to 100 years before becoming a city-owned museum.

The modest admission fee provides one with a 45 minute tour of this large two story mansion, surrounded by acres of scrupulously tended gardens.

Be sure to visit the nearby Deepwood Estate on the same day, to provide a contrast between two 19th century examples of the finest in Salem housing.

1  Thank LouBobHarborSprings
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Reviewed 2 August 2010

Okay, I've got to admit it-- I'm a tour guide at Bush House. But I'm a VOLUNTEER tour guide who gets no compensation for the job other than the satisfaction of hanging out in an amazing old house, watching visitors laugh, and hearing them comment on their way out that they enjoyed Bush House more than they thought they would. Yes, you should come on by. It's worth your time.

3  Thank ArtistJames
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