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Flavel House Museum

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Address: 441 Eighth Street, Astoria, OR 97103
Phone Number: 503-325-2203
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: A historical Victorian home turned museum.

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Fascinating

Full of history and beautifully decorated rooms and grounds. My favorite wre the bedrooms upstairs. There is a lady on each floor to answer questions you have.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Kennewick
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Kennewick
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Full of history and beautifully decorated rooms and grounds. My favorite wre the bedrooms upstairs. There is a lady on each floor to answer questions you have.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

In the 1950's the Flavel house was abandon and boarded up. There was a plan to burn it down and use the land for a parking lot for the Clatsop county courthouse. Some forward looking people preserved the mansion and it's being restored. It's well worth the time to take the tour A grand old mansion from long ago

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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is a beautiful mansion from the end of the 19th century that has been lovingly refurnished by the local historical society. There is a small gift shop in the carriage house, where the tickets (6$ each) are purchased. There is a video detailing the life and times of Captain Flavel, which was a bit too long for our liking,... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I'm a huge Victorian-era fan, and this fit the bill perfectly. They had the tall ceilings, medallian light fixtures, and even some of the Flavel family artifacts and furniture. Some of it was from their "vacation home", which, to me, is still relevant. You buy your tickets from the carriage house which is out back. There's a small museum there... More 

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Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The home has been lovingly restored by the Historical Society. Interesting to learn about the family and their history and to see how people lived in the late 1800's early 1900's.

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Vancouver, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The people working in the house are great. They answered a lot of our questions and volunteered a lot of information. The visit to the house was great. What a stunning home and it had all of the 'modern' amenities!

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Lakewood, Washington, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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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36 helpful votes 36 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
53 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

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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