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A. C. Gilbert's Discovery Village

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Built  1887
Opened  1887
Added to NRHP  6 November 1980
NRHP Reference #  80003350
Area  800 m²
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Location  116 Marion St., NE, Salem, Oregon
Architectural style  Queen Anne style architecture
Similar  Gilbert House Children, Bush's Pasture Park, Riverfront Park, Willamette Heritage Center, Dr Luke A Port House

The Gilbert House Children's Museum is an interactive children's museum located in Salem, Oregon, United States. This hands-on museum was named in honor of American inventor Alfred Carlton Gilbert and displays several of his inventions, most notably the Erector Set. In fact, the Village is home to the world's largest Erector Set tower at 52 feet. Originally home to the National Toy Hall of Fame, the museum sold the Hall of Fame to the Strong - National Museum of Play in 2002.

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Besides its interactive exhibits, Gilbert House Children's Museum also provides summer camps, birthday party packages, and outreach programs.

The museum is housed in several historic Victorian buildings, including the Andrew T. Gilbert House, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), and a 1998 replica of the Wilson-Durbin House, which was also NRHP-listed until it was destroyed by fire in 1990.

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Exhibits

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  • Erector Set Tower – A 52 feet high erector set tower; the largest in the world. There are also 3 giant slides and a maze.
  • City of Salem Paddle Wheeler - A model of the City of Salem, a ship that once served the people of Salem.
  • American Flyer Train
  • Mammoth Dig – A simulated archaeological dig for children.
  • Earth's Core
  • Discovery Campground
  • Miniature Village – Model homes from around the world in a global village.
  • Amphitheater

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    References

    A. C. Gilbert's Discovery Village Wikipedia


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