Shelton McMurphey Johnson House

The Shelton McMurphey Johnson House is Eugene, Oregon's Victorian House Museum. It was built in 1888 for Dr. Thomas and Mrs. Ada Shelton. Their only daughter, Alberta, and her husband Robert McMurphey raised their 6 children in the house until 1949. Drs. Eva and Curtis Johnson bought and preserved the house in 1950 until Eva's death in 1986 when it was willed by Eva into public hands. On permanent display are period furniture, family glassware, and photos of historic Eugene. We have at least 2 rotating exhibits a year which feature family collection items as well as items on loan from community members. Previous rotating exhibits have included "Wars and Remembrance" and "Steampunk: Stepping Forward into the Past."

SMJ House is open Tuesday-Friday 10 am to 1 pm and Saturday-Sunday 1 pm until 4 pm. Our gift shop features local artwork and tea-themed items. We also hold Victorian-Themed Afternoon Teas several times a year. Every year during the Holidays (November- Early January) the House is decorated top to bottom with Christmas trees and lights and several Candlelight Tours are offered throughout the season.

Free Admission
Gift Shop Discount