a virtual guided tour of the Bush House Museum while the Museum remains closed to the public during the COVID-19 health crisis. Staff continues to work onsite and may be reached at 503-363-4714 or We hope to see you soon at the Bush House Museum, once we reopen!

The Arts & History Immersion Program (AHIP)
 Field Trips

THE ARTS & HISTORY IMMERSION PROGRAM (AHIP) FIELD TRIPS were an opportunity for 4th graders, in selected Title 1 schools in Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties to tour the Bush House Museum and Bush Barn Art Center. Students enjoyed the director’s presentation at the Museum, which focused on early Oregon history, followed with an opportunity to see the furnished house completed in 1878. Following this tour, students visited the Bush Barn Art Center where they viewed contemporary art and were engaged in a hands-on art project. Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, this program has pivoted to an online resource.

4th Graders Enjoy an Arts & History Immersion Program Field Trip!

The AHIP Virtual Field Trips are now an online opportunity for teachers and students to visit the Bush House Museum, view contemporary artwork and enjoy a hands-on art activity from their classroom or home. Along with the videos AHIP Tour Part 1 & AHIP Tour Part 2, there is a Teaching Artist Video and several Contemporary Oregon Artists Videos featuring Salem Artists. Additional Educational Resources may be found at Student Resources.

Student Information Sheet

Sonia Allen’s Project Sheet

The Arts & History Immersion Program Virtual Field Trips, 2020-2021, 

are made possible through the generous support of the

Art Department

Braemar Charitable Trust

Bush House Museum Endowment

Herbert A. Templeton Foundation

Marion County Development Corporation

RE/MAX Integrity Foundation, Salem Office

Salem Art Association

Siletz Tribal Charitable Fund

William S. Walton Charitable Trust!

The Bush House Museum is preserved to explore and interpret Salem’s Bush Family and Bush’s Pasture Park, the cultural diversity of Salem history and the development of early Oregon.Bush House Museum is supported in part by a grant of Transient Occupancy Tax funds from the City of Salem.

Students on an AHIP Field Trip Outside the Bush Barn Art Center, 2018


The Bush House Museum is located in Bush’s Pasture Park in central Salem, just south of downtown. Free parking is available next to the museum in the lot off of High Street. Additional parking is available off of Mission Street.

Bush House Museum
600 Mission Street SE
Salem, OR 97302


Tickets are available for purchase at the Bush Barn Art Center, which is located next to the Bush House Museum. For group, school or private tours, please call 503-363-4714 in advance.

$6           Adults
$5           Seniors (62+)
$4           Students (16+)
$3           Youth (6–15)
Free        Children 6 & Younger
Free        Salem Art Association Members
Free        Oregon Trail Card Families | other Salem For All opportunities
Free        Active Military & Families

$1 Discounts available for U.S. Military Veterans and members of AAA, National Trust for Historic Preservation and Time Traveler.