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, attorney for Dred Scott. Docent guided tours will take visitors through the historic house where your guide will tell you more about the Field family and what life would have been like in nineteenth-century St. Louis. Afterwards, visitors are welcome to spend as much time as they like exploring the rotating exhibit spaces, Eugene Field Library, and gift shop in the museum. Please visit our website for a list of current and upcoming exhibits. 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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Experience Dred and Harriet Scott with homes, cemeteries, buildings, streets,museums.
Reviewed By Passenger05081975905 October 2018

We started at the new Field House Museum to place the Fields into early St. Louis history, time and place. Jenny Burney added interpretation to the Victorian home furnishings, toys, poetry, and...

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Very interesting.
Reviewed By HkyLvr July 2018

Great museum which encompasses the life of Eugene Fields (children's poet) and his father who was instrumental in the Dredd Scott case. Both a guided and self guided tour. Lots of history to learn...

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Lovely visit
Reviewed By SusanCBM June 2018

Having grown up with the poetry of Eugene Field, this was a "must see" for me while in St. Louis. The museum consists of the house and a newer, connected museum with lovely displays and a young...

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