Eugene Field House & Louis Toy Museum

The Eugene Field House & Louis Toy Museum is a very interesting place to visit for a family vacation. Eugene Field, Sr. is best known for his children’s poetry and humorous essays. The house is actually the home of Eugene’s father Roswell Field who was slave Dred Scott’s attorney in the very controversial lawsuit for freedom before the US Supreme Court. The Eugene Field House is a historic home recognized as a National Historic Landmark in 2007 and focuses on Roswell Field and Dred Scott, Eugene Field and toys. The museum is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has also been named a City of St. Louis Landmark.

Image from the National Register

Image from the National Register


 

 

There are various exciting exhibits in the museum including the Field Collection, Historic House Collection, Toy Collection and Book Collection. You will find it very interesting to see several objects owned by Roswell, Eugene and their descendants in the Field Collection. The Historic House Collection features objects donated to the museum from the period to fill the house. Kids will definitely find it fun to wander around the Toy Collection where they can find dolls and toys from 1790s to the present. The Book Collection is also a very interesting exhibit where you can find lots of books on display spanning 2 ½ centuries and covering a wide variety of topics.

Eugene Field House & St. Louis Toy Museum is open every Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10am to 4pm and every Sundays from 12pm to 4pm. They are also open only by appointment on the months of January and February. Admission fee is $5.00 for adults and $1.00 for children 11years and under and is free for children 3 years and under. Visit the Eugene Field House & Louis Toy Museum online for more information or call them at (314) 421-4689. Come and visit the Eugene Field House & Louis Toy Museum and create wonderful moments with your family.