Important Visitor Information
Field House Museum Hours
Due to a staff shortage, we STRONGLY encourage guests to call ahead or make a reservation before visiting the Museum as we might be closed during our normal operating hours.
Reservations can be made through our Eventbrite page, by calling the Museum at 314-421-4689, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please visit our Event Calendar for the most up-to-date closures. We will try our best to announce any closures in a timely manner.
Field House Museum Mask Policy
While masks are not required in our Galleries, we reserve the right to require them for guided tours of the historic house.
This is for docent safety as social distancing cannot always be maintained during the tour.
Wednesday – Saturday 10am to 4pm
Sunday Noon to 4pm
The museum is closed on all major holidays.
See Events Page For Additional Closures.
Make A Reservation
AAA Members: $9.00
Children 7 – 16: $5.00
Children 6 & under: FREE
The new museum and the first floor of the historic house are handicapped accessible.
Field House Museum
634 South Broadway
St. Louis, Missouri 63102
The Field House Museum is a dynamic museum and historic site focused on the Field family. The historic house was once the home of Roswell Field, noted St. Louis attorney, and the birthplace of his son, Eugene Field, the “Children’s Poet.” While living in the home, Roswell Field became the key attorney in the Dred & Harriet Scott Freedom Suit when he formulated the legal strategy that propelled the case to federal court, thus changing the course of American history. The home was initially saved for Eugene due to the popularity of his poems such as “Wynken, Blynken, and Nod,” which were taught in schools across the nation. The house contains many of the family’s original furnishings and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2007. In 2016, an attached museum expansion was added featuring rotating exhibits and the Eugene Field Library.