March - December
Wednesday - Saturday:
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Noon - 4 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday &
January & February
By Appointment Only
The Museum is not
AAA Members: $4.50
Children 11 & under: $1.00
Children 3 & under: FREE
The Circus comes to The Eugene Field House
Ladies and Gentlemen! Boys and girls of all ages! Its guaranteed to be a circus when The Eugene Field House & St. Louis Toy Museum presents the greatest toy exhibition on earth, “Circus Circus!” Our Spring 2013 exhibit brings together a multitude of toys to illustrate the spectacle that is the circus. Let our toy ringmaster introduce you to the incredible acts featured under the big top. From hilarious clowns to fearsome tigers to death-defying acrobats, there is something for everyone in this exhibit. Come one, come all and experience the magnificent “Circus Circus!”
Portrait of the Fields: Eugene and Julia’s 140th Wedding Anniversary
On October 16, 1873 after a three-year courtship, Eugene Field and Julia Comstock were married, beginning a twenty-two year marriage that sadly ended with the death of Eugene. In honor of their marriage, we are excited to present “Portrait of the Fields: Eugene and Julia’s 140th Wedding Anniversary,” illustrating their love and life together. The master bedroom will have objects exemplifying their undying love.
“Emancipation Proclamation 1863 -2013: Celebrating 150 Years of Freedom”
On the second floor, we commemorate the Emancipation Proclamation’s 150th anniversary with a look at how Roswell Field worked to free Dred and Harriet Scott. Visitors will learn how this document was received in St. Louis and how it affected the early civil rights movement. This exhibit will run the full year allowing more people to learn the impact of the Field family on St. Louis, and the nation’s history.
All are invited to “High Tea”
In 1850s entertaining, while Roswell Field and his friends discussed the impact of the Dred Scott case in the gentleman’s parlor, Frances Field and her female friends would have high tea in the ladies parlor. This year we invite visitors to imagine some of the intimate discussions of the ladies parlor as they take “High Tea.” This first floor exhibit showcases tea sets throughout the ages, centering on Frances Field’s own dessert set. Come and hear the latest news at “High Tea!”