Field House Museum

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The Field House Museum is a historic house highlighting the lives of Eugene Field, the famous "Children's Poet", and his father Roswell Field, who worked on the Dred Scott case. Docent guided tours will take visitors back to 1850 when the Field family moved to the residence. While touring the historic house, your guide will tell you more about the house itself, Roswell Field, the Dred Scott case and Eugene Field's life. Once the guided tour is complete, visitors will then have as much time as they like to explore the museum. The museum houses rotating exhibits, the Eugene Field Research Library, and our gift shop. 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.

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A must for history buffs and toy lover's
Reviewed By Bethany C April 2018

The Field House museum is rich with history. From the Dred Scott case, to beloved children's poet Eugene Field, to antique toys; there's something for everyone here. It tells the history of the row...

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Home of Roswell Field, attorney for enslaved Dred Scott's lawsuit for freedom
Reviewed By lovethebahamas2013 April 2018

Declared a National Historic Landmark in 2007, this 3-story early Victorian jewel serves as both a museum and memorial to Roswell Field, his wife Frances and their son Eugene Field, known today as...

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Enjoyable small museum
Reviewed By maucon235 December 2017

Went for the quilt exhibit but the tour of the house was fascinating. Excellent docents. Also enjoyed seeing the antique toys that were displayed.

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