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A Unique Historic House Museum in the heart of downtown St. Louis. This historic home was once one of twelve row houses known as Walsh's Row that were built on this block in 1845. When the row was scheduled for demolition an out-cry from the local newspaper led to this home being saved. This was Eugene Field's childhood home, a fascinating man who became famously known as the "Children's Poet" and was one of the first syndicated newspaper columnists. The house remains an important historical landmark not only because of Eugene but also because of his father Roswell Martin Field. Roswell is most famous for his work on the Dred Scott and getting the case taken to the United States Supreme Court. Admission to the museum gets visitors a guided tour of the historic house and access to the new gallery space where visitors can spend as much time as they like. Besides just museum exhibits visitors can also check out the gift shop and the 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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Primary Phone: (314) 421-4321

Primary Phone: (314) 241-5881

Phone: (314) 241-5881

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Downtown East, Downtown St. Louis

Eugene Field House & St Louis Toy Muesum

Eugene Field House & St Louis

Eugene Field House Foundation

Eugene Field House & Toy Museum

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Parking: Free

Specialties: Kids, Special Events, Family, Shops


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This is one of those unique St. Louis attractions that make the city such a great place to be, whether you're a long-time resident or a weekend visitor. As a kid, I loved taking field trips to the Eugene Field house and learned to love poetry after connecting the writer and his work with this location. The toys are enough to pull kids in, the history will keep adults interested, and before you know it, everyone has learned something AND had a good time.

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