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Address: 136 Lyon Street SW, Albany, OR
Phone Number: 541-967-7122
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

A recommended historical museum in Albany, Oregon.

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History-Albany Style!

It's a great "as it was" cookiecutter view of everyday life in a regular town in the USA. No famous killings, nograt disasters snd no planet wide known celebrities- just a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Albany, Oregon
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Albany, Oregon
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

It's a great "as it was" cookiecutter view of everyday life in a regular town in the USA. No famous killings, nograt disasters snd no planet wide known celebrities- just a reflection on average life for the rest of us. Very Informative & very interesting

Thank LadybugDadeh
Albany, Oregon
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45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Generally, not one for small local museums, and was pleasantly surprised at this one. Good presentation of the local history, the hostess was very knowledgeable, and they let you browse without hovering.

Thank Jeanier34
Albany, Oregon
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71 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

if you are a local and have never been to the museum you must go. There is so much history there. You'll learn some new things about our local community!

Thank tessOregon
Albany, Oregon
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This museum has great displays of local history! It's not very big but I gave it a high rating because the quality of the exhibits and knowledge of the staff is quite high. If you're a history buff you need to vist.

Thank Jonathan S
San Jose, California
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79 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This small and charming museum is very nice to visit and gives the visitor an idea how Albany used to be when it was a more prosperous town. Especially fascinating is the display for the shoe shine business. Can't imagine how difficult life must have been for those folks more than 50 years ago.

Thank busanio
Wellborn, Texas
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31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Very interesting museum. Covers much of the Willamette Valley. Excellent displays, helpful staff, fine small library and easy access. This is a little jewel.

Thank Elizabeth S
Redmond, Oregon
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This was so interesting -- I learned about the WW II camp Adair. I was amazed at the building in which it is housed because it is concrete and block and had been moved from another site. There are descriptions of when Albany used to host huge logging festivals.

Thank Happytraveler872
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

There is so much to see and experience in the new displays that you need to allow at least an hour to browse and several hours to read and absorb all the local history information

Thank Larry B
Portland, Oregon
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24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Free but worth a donation. I have taken my grandchildren here and they learned a great deal about the history of the area. Take the time to ask about the interesting videos. My Brother (ex Navy) was visiting from Arizona and had a great time. We watched a video on Camp Adair (WWII training camp). We drove out to Camp... More 

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Albany, Oregon, United States
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

you can spend a lot of time learning all relevant things Albany. (They do have a place to sit and take a break) Just a very interesting place. There are people to explain things and relate many interesting facts. THERE IS NO ADMISSION CHARGE! Knock yourself out

Thank unclefaffy

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