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Old Aurora Colony Museum

Corner of Second & Liberty Sts, Aurora, OR 97002
503-678-5754
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Aurora
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Artifacts from the Aurora Colony, settle in the 1850s by seekers of religious freedom.
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Artifacts from the Aurora Colony, settle in the 1850s by seekers of religious freedom.

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English first
oregon
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80 reviews 80 reviews
30 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a very nice museum, lots of displays inside and out ,many buildings and lots of excited staff/volunteers . The Aurora area has a neat history worth learning about.

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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120 reviews 120 reviews
21 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

High point of a historical village where you can spend a very pleasant afternoon. The village was a German American communal religious endeavor during the latter half of the 19th Century. On the rail line between Portland and San Francisco, it now has the Portland area's best collection of antique shops, some with small cafes.

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Kennewick, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great piece of little known history , Oregon's long ago failed venture into collectivism and communal living. They tell the story well with pictures and words. After the museum , take in all the great antique stores.

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Gresham, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

I love history and Aurora is a must see town in Northern Oregon, with or without the museum. I enjoyed the presentation given by the guide and I found the buildings quite interesting. Old photos of the street and town give an added feeling of what it might have been like to live in those early settlement times.

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Salem, Oregon
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203 reviews 203 reviews
89 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

We spent the day there during Aurora Colony Days in the summer. The whole community comes out. The museum was set up for children to build candle holders, make their own candles, People were in period dress and they taught just how it was to live in Aurora during its heyday. Very interesting

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Woodburn, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

I visited this place when I was growing up and then took my children there. Now I have gone there a few times because my favorite author, Jane Kirkpatrick, has had some book signings there. i like the quilt shows there and have gone there for the strawberry shortcake social. It's a great place to learn of local history.

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Silverton, Oregon
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64 reviews 64 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

The curator was well informed and enthusiastic to share the history ofr aurora. I was a little concerrned about the modifications that had been made to historical artifacts, but they would be inviting to young people who enjoy doing more than just seeing,.

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Stayton, Oregon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

If you are looking for antiques and architectural treasures (small and large) this is the place to go. Warm and welcoming to visitors.

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Portland, Oregon
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9 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

We stopped here on our way home from a day of motorcycle riding. We passed a couple that decided against going in once they saw the admission price, but we decided the money would go to good use - local museum, local history, etc. There were no outside programs that day, but from reading the posted programs, it looks like... More 

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