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Flavel House Museum

Address: 441 Eighth Street, Astoria, OR 97103
Phone Number: 503-325-2203
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Ranked #6 of 25 Attractions in Astoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A historical Victorian home turned museum.
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Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: A historical Victorian home turned museum.

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Lakewood, Washington, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

The Flavel House in Astoria is a quick trip back to the 1800's -- this home is so wonderfully restored that it's easy to believe that the original inhabitants will walk around the corner at any minute. From the parlors and other "public" rooms on the ground floor to the bedrooms on the second floor, each room is a loving... More 

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Oldtown, Idaho
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A must see when in Astoria, Oregon. Its a self guided tour. You can watch a video of the place before the tour. There is someone in the house to answer any questions you might have. The house is enormous. We were in awe of its size & beauty. Have been thru it 3 times, & will do so again,... More 

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Columbus, GA
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96 reviews 96 reviews
52 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This house is rich with history and directly tied to the foundation of Astoria. The story of Capt. Flavel and what he did for Astoria is worth a visit by itself, but then to explore the great house he built adds to the visit. The house was built with many modern amenities that were far ahead of their time. When... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Built in 1886, this is a wonderful house to experience the late 1800's in Astoria. Get to know the architectural details and furnishings of the time as well as the family history.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

My husband and I got passes to the Flavel House Museum as part of a hotel package. It is a beautiful building with its victorian charm and 4 story turret. We entered the front and were greeted by Beverly, a volunteer who has been greeting visitors every Monday morning for 20 years. She was so sweet, and kindly explained that... More 

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Longview, Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This house is really neat. It is not the only Flavel house in town. (insert spooky sounds here) You would have to know someone who was from there to find all the hidden treasures in Astoria. The Flavel house museum is a great way to spend some time just wandering and looking at all the history. You cannot go up... More 

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Seattle
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128 reviews 128 reviews
77 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Fascinating history of the man who weighed so heavily in starting Astoria. This old Victorian house (3 stories) is filled with antique relics. A small fee, worth it. A small but very nice gift shop. Huge old trees on the property. Stair to contend with getting into the house, and more if you wish to see the 2nd floor where... More 

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Montana
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103 reviews 103 reviews
25 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I liked their video introduction. The house and grounds are spectacular. Second-best place to see, after the bridge and the column.

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Astoria oregon
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976 reviews 976 reviews
203 attraction reviews
431 helpful votes 431 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It is reported that Captain George Flavels wife would sit up I'm the coupala and watch locals be shanghaied. This at that time was huge buisness to put to work unsuspecting and inebriated and maybe undocumented illegal aliens to keep his buisness profitable. His heirs still own personal and commercial property in Astoria. Descendant Harry has been reported to have... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A beautiful example of Victorian architecture and decor. The family history is as interesting as the history of the home. A dynamic history that is continuing to play out today.

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