Field House Museum

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  • Downtown
  • Downtown

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 new expansion. The expansion space is a rotating exhibit space and also houses the gift shop and 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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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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A Walk Through the Past of Downtown St. Louis
Reviewed By Pat L 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...

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Excellent view of St. Louis History
Reviewed By Sylvia S June 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...

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