Foundation Mission

Museum Hours

February - December
Wednesday - Saturday:
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Noon - 4 p.m.

Monday, Tuesday &
National Holidays


By Appointment Only

The Museum is not
currently handicapped


Adults: $5.00
AAA Members: $4.50
Children 11 & under: $1.00
Children 3 & under: FREE



The Mission of the Eugene Field House Foundation

Welcome Visitors,

The Trustees of the Eugene Field House Foundation are pleased to bring the message of "The Poet of Childhood" to the Internet. They seek to continue the legacy begun in 1936 with the establishment of the Eugene Field House Museum by the Board of Education of the City of St. Louis, continued by Landmarks Association from 1967-1980, and operated since 1980 by the Eugene Field House Foundation.

The Trustees have as their mission the preservation, maintenance, interpretation, and promotion of The Eugene Field House and St. Louis Toy Museum as an historic property and museum, with four objectives.

  1. To inform the general public about the life, works, and times of Eugene Field, the "Children's Poet," and the creator of the personal column in daily newspapers.

  2. To preserve the childhood home of Eugene Field and to display Field family memorabilia and other period artifacts in a nineteenth-century domestic setting.

  3. To educate visitors about Eugene Field's father, Roswell Martin Field, who served as Dred Scott's attorney when he sued for his family's freedom in 1853 in a building at Second and Papin Streets, thereby playing a major role in the events leading to the landmark Supreme Court decision affecting all African-Americans.

  4. To collect and exhibit toys as an outgrowth of Eugene Field's abiding interest in collecting children's toys and dolls.

We welcome you to our Website, where you will find information about the Field family and the historic building in which the Museum is housed, as well as information about the location of the Museum, its hours and programs, and about other services that are provided to the public.

Board of Trustees
Eugene Field House Foundation

The Eugene Field House & St. Louis Toy Museum
634 South Broadway • St. Louis, Missouri 63102
Ph: 314.421.4689 • Fx: 314.588.9468

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