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Shelton-Mc Murphey-Johnson House
303 Willamette St, Eugene, OR 97401, United States
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Ro
Review №1

Gorgeous mansion. Good date attraction with good historical significance. Open during covid for self guided tours. Its worth the price of admission if you are into historical housing or Eugene history.

R.
Review №2

Wonderful place, great tour guide. It was like stepping into a different time.

Ju
Review №3

I have taken part in 2 photoshoots at the SMJ house. It’s a gorgeous place full of history! I know a lot of other cool events happen here (like high tea I believe?) is love to come to that some day :)

Go
Review №4

Very interesting history of this home. Beautiful inside and out.

Xa
Review №5

Is always nice to find friendly people to show you around

Ka
Review №6

Enjoyed a wonderful tour and learned so much Eugene history along the way.

Ju
Review №7

The steampunk tea was amazing!

T
Review №8

A beautiful historical home to visit! I love the afternoon tea party events they offer every year! Today was a Harvest Tea! A beautiful setting, three different kind of teas and three courses of delicious fingers foods. We enjoyed it very much!

Ka
Review №9

Visited on an off docent day. Able to roam & explore each room. Staff available to answer questions, meticulous displays. Very informative.

Ma
Review №10

Closed but worth seeing anyway.

Ca
Review №11

We took 4 generations of girls ages 4-72 nine total for the music fundraiser teaOMG it was amazing & such a beautiful setting we ALL loved it !!!

Se
Review №12

Badly infested with big black insects, all over the upstairs curtains. No one gave any warning about it so we had to leave AFTER we paid the admission. Interesting history though.

Mi
Review №13

It is closed now.

He
Review №14

Beautiful home with an eerie feeling of being fallowed by someone who isn’t there yet the home makes you feel welcomed! At Christmas time is the best time to go as it is decorated with all the Christmas trimmings beautiful house beautiful sweet house.

Pa
Review №15

Three generations of women in my family celebrated a birthday at high tea at the historic home. The gardens were in full bloom with spring flowers. The table settings were lovely. The scones with clotted cream were perfection, followed by an amazing sampling of desserts and teas. An memorable afternoon spent enjoying a tradition that is almost forgotten. Bon appetit.

sh
Review №16

Exquisite. This home is so lovely. Guided tours available as you arrive. Learn about the wonderful families and history of the home. Wander through on your own after the tour. Only $6 to enter, and well worth it. So beautiful, so interesting. ***There is free parking right behind the house! You do NOT have to pay to park at the bottom and walk up a million stairs.***

Iv
Review №17

Not open! Google says it is!

Pa
Review №18

Beautifully appointed house. Interesting history. Lovely Tea. Gracious volunteers.

Am
Review №19

Fantastic Steampunk Tea! Food was amazing

De
Review №20

Really cool part of Eugene history..

WA
Review №21

Its my fortunate I walked pass this 130 year-old house and decided to make a visit. Passing down from three generations of owners, this house captures my heart with it. Its not that spacious inside and I could say its a small living museum, but I could imagine how hard to build this kind of arts in those periods. They woke up every morning and saw the gorgeous scenery of Eugene every single day when they also have had huge collections of antiques and items that have held their own history.

Jo
Review №22

We had a great time here we our kids doing arts, crafts, designing Christmas cookies, and scavenger hunt. Fun and beautiful place enjoyed our visit. Limited parking out back but you can pay for parking out front.

Es
Review №23

Great tea & the property is absolutely lovely. Have been 4 times so far & it was a great experience every time.

Ca
Review №24

Fascinating house. Docent very informative. Marvelous peek back in history into the lives and times of the Sheldon & Murphy families. Wonderful opportunity for some period photos, also.

A
Review №25

I attended a mothers day brunch. It was quite crowded. Seemed understaffed and not worth the seventy dollar price tag. The house is lovely but looks dingy.

Jo
Review №26

I just love the feel of this old house. Its almost like a castle!

Ru
Review №27

I loved it it was like break for the past

Ap
Review №28

It’s a cool place but they use so much of it for their own storage so you don’t get the full picture. There was a guest artist with paintings everywhere and while she was definitely talented, it definitely takes away from the ambience to have bright and mismatched art everywhere.

He
Review №29

Excellent informed and accomodating tour guides.

Ba
Review №30

A great location to spend an afternoon with friends and spark hours of conversation. Definitely worth the $6 donation!

Ba
Review №31

An incredible trip through time while learning more about our local history and connections to the u of o along with direct ties to the first world war

Ch
Review №32

Lots of history, hidden nooks and crannies. But study before you tour. Too much to understand on the fly.

Al
Review №33

Great little slice of local history. They host fun events for kids during the winter holidays with tons of crafts and a scavenger hunt!

Al
Review №34

Had wanted to see this place for a long time. The holiday your was well worth it, the ladies were well informed so we learned not only about the house and those that had lived there but it contributes to the history of the city too.

Ma
Review №35

The home is in need of much repair, other than that, it was interesting.

Ti
Review №36

I love this house. Its definitely right out of history. I have, unfortunately, never been through a tour. I keep managing to visit when there is no guide available. Still a glorious place to see.

Ay
Review №37

Beautiful house. Great staff there.

Sk
Review №38

I always love visiting, ever since I was a small child. This time around we were picking up our wreaths from their fundraiser.

an
Review №39

You need to see it! Interested house

Ja
Review №40

Really beautiful architecture need history.

Da
Review №41

Beautiful historical home, right on the path to Skinner Butte

Ve
Review №42

It is very nice okandsweetokloveverahickd

Er
Review №43

Great old Queen Ann with a lot of character. Unfortunately I didnt get to see the inside but a tour is recommended! They dont make them like they used to!

Ch
Review №44

A wonderful experience. Self guided tours are easy. Great history and craftsmanship.

Ma
Review №45

Very beautiful place, sadly didnt get to go inside this time. They also have a PokemonGo stop and a gym.

Ni
Review №46

Nice historical site. Should have specified prices for visiting.

Ka
Review №47

Really cool historic house with lots of great antiques but you can tell it needs some TLC as there was clutter from staff sitting around and storage hidden behind antiques which kinda ruined the esthetic. But the area is beautiful and for $6/person it can be fun if youre into history or possible haunted houses

Da
Review №48

Very fun and informative

Je
Review №49

Cool House

Jo
Review №50

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 its tenants .

Jo
Review №51

Its the most historic building in Eugene, Oregon. If you want to learn about Eugene go visit the Museum!

Ta
Review №52

Ive been here 2 or 3 times . Phenomenal tour . I love old stuff and the stories behind this house and the different owners . All pieces (furniture clothing) ate set to the time period. The workmanship on the house itself is beyond words......

Ti
Review №53

Interesting old house and museum. We used it as a venue for a play. Friendly people, and easy to work with.

Jo
Review №54

Interesting place to visit just for one time. Not many things to see.

Mi
Review №55

My mom had her wedding here. Small but sweet venue.

Ri
Review №56

Great window to the past. Nicely persevered.

Ma
Review №57

Went here for holiday tea and the food was great! They seemed shorthanded and didnt bring tea when they should have but otherwise a lovely experience!

Co
Review №58

Its an amazing walk through history and a fun place to volunteer

Te
Review №59

Cute and quick

Me
Review №60

This house is full of Victorian era furniture, interesting exhibits, and Eugene history.

Mi
Review №61

Lovely historic house with tours.

Wa
Review №62

No tour guide but interesting

Br
Review №63

Beautiful home and neat history.

Ga
Review №64

Well restored historical mansion.

Da
Review №65

A local landmark

Pe
Review №66

Old, and great history

Jo
Review №67

Humans are a scourge

Ra
Review №68

Beautiful place!

So
Review №69

Historical

Er
Review №70

Super interesting

Bl
Review №71

Its a real haunted house

Ju
Review №72

Terrific place for tea!

Zu
Review №73

Beautiful furnishings!

Ja
Review №74

Historic, hard to get to, cant get in all rooms, short hours.

Mo
Review №75

Neat place to visit.

Ty
Review №76

Rude and disrespectful manager! I couldnt believe how she spoke to my wife! I will not go back and would suggest they find a manager who can handle public relations. BOO!

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  • Address:303 Willamette St, Eugene, OR 97401, United States
  • Site:https://www.smjhouse.org/
  • Phone:+1 541-484-0808
Categories
  • Museum
  • Tourist attraction
Working hours
  • Monday:10am–1pm
  • Tuesday:10am–1pm
  • Wednesday:10am–1pm
  • Thursday:1–4pm
  • Friday:1–4pm
  • Saturday:Closed
  • Sunday:10am–1pm
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible entrance:Yes
Amenities
  • Good for kids:Yes
  • Restaurant:No
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