PLEASE ENJOY 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 connect@BushHouseMuseum.org. We hope to see you soon at the Bush House Museum, once we reopen!
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.
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
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.
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.
The Arts & History Immersion Program Virtual Field Trips, 2020-2021, are made possible through the generous support of:
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!
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.
$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.