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Shelton McMurphey Johnson House

303 Willamette St, Off of Third and Pearl Streets, Eugene, OR 97401-2600
+1 541-484-0808
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Not a friendly place

We had only been in this area for a short time ( a few months) We came from Denver where we had a... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
felipemO4939EG
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Junction City, United States
Very informative.

A little glimpse into the past. The architecture and furnishings are from a different time and the... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
W1416SEdanielk
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Eugene, United States
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The Shelton McMurphey Johnson House is Eugene, Oregon's Victorian house museum. It is open for tours and available for rentals. On display are period furniture, glassware, and photos of historic Eugene, as well as changing exhibits.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good47%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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“docent” (6 reviews)
“mansion” (5 reviews)
“glimpse” (3 reviews)
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303 Willamette St, Off of Third and Pearl Streets, Eugene, OR 97401-2600
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+1 541-484-0808
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

We had only been in this area for a short time ( a few months) We came from Denver where we had a few places that had high tea and when I saw an ad for this place was to have a "high tea" last...More

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Leah M, Manager at Shelton McMurphey Johnson House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am very sorry that you had such an unfortunate experience. It was certainly not our intention to embarrass you, but to get you a place to sit as soon as possible. As we are not a restaurant, but a museum who offers teas as...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

A little glimpse into the past. The architecture and furnishings are from a different time and the tour was informative. The stairs are steep so be aware. Not for anyone with mobility issues. Also not for very small children.

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Reviewed 16 December 2017

This is an incredible house - gorgeous architecture, alive with history, and wonderful insight into some strong women's lives and military paraphernalia. We visited before the Christmas holidays so the house was full of Christmas trees - I believe we counted seven in all, plus...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This volunteer-run house gives one a glimpse into the past of the home and work space of a woman doctor in early Eugene. The only negative is that the hours are limited, but not much! Special events regularly.

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

We love old houses so we stopped here. The docent was new so a little rough but that was ok - she spent a lot of time with us. Interesting place if you want to get a taste of old Eugene history.

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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

It was interesting and a fun learning experience about the people who used to live there. Showed kids how people used to live.

Thank Kimberly T
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

This mansion is amazing. There are so many original photos and home furnishings that makes this a must see. There is a walking trail next to the house for those who would like to do so. There is also a lovely park behind the mansion...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2017

This castle on the hill is impressive on the outside but not very Impressive inside The young man who gave us a tour was knowledge about the house and the families that lived there The inside needs a lot of work

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Five of us have the Christmas tradition to go here for a lovely holiday tea service, and we have always recommended it for the holidays to people who have asked. Prior to two years ago, there was plenty of food to eat and staff graciously...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2016

Came for the Candlelight tour with family. Was just an amazing experience. Loved everything. the docent was very knowledgeable of the history about the house and it's tenants .

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