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 Libarary, 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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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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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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