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Flavel House Museum

441 Eighth Street, Astoria, OR 97103
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Ranked #8 of 22 attractions in Astoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Specialty Museums
Traveler Description: The Flavel House Museum is a must-see for lovers of Queen Anne architecture.  This historic home, completed in 1886, is on the National Register of... more »
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Lincoln City, Oregon
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

It was really great to see the history of the area and house. The house is wonderful and it is a self guided tour which was nice. The historical society did a really nice job. Thanks!

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Nampa, Idaho
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We had a great time at this museum.I love Astoria, mainly because of it's historic homes, and this museum is a chance to go inside one that is beautifully preserved. There were four of us and because of time constraints we did not opt for the film , which I have seen before.This house is so interesting, and there are... More

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Osby, Sweden
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The Flavel museum is the Captains former home, it's worth the visit and you'll find some friendly volunteers in there that most likely knows everything about the place and Astoria. I met an older woman in there that claimed to be a second generation Astorian (I think she was 90+ years old), but absolutely AMAZING to talk to. The museum... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The history of the family and this home is fascinating. The home is absolutely gorgeous. I am rating it as average because after being at all of the other museums in the area I was really hoping for some more information about the flavel family. There was some information and again the house is gorgeous. I would have just liked... More

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Columbia, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Had just planned on staying in Astoria as a girl's weekend, but had to see the Flavel House since it is one block from where we were staying, the lovely, restful Clementine's Bed and Breakfast. I'm a hug fan of historic homes (with my own website ColumbiaHistoricHomes.com), so it was nice to see some historic luxury. The introduction film was... More

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Portland, Oregon
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75 reviews 75 reviews
27 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is a large old Victorian period (Queen Anne style) house that our friends and we wanted to tour, after seeing it from the outside many times. Fifty years ago, I used to pass it every day on the way to school and/or work and never went in for the year I lived here.. It was built in 1884 which... More

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Bryan, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

It was wonderful to find a well restored home that was able to show the development of Astoria through the home of one of the developers of the city. Be sure to watch the video in the carriage house first, and then return to watch it again after touring the home to get the full feeling of this home.

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Cantril, Iowa
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We visited on a Sunday, so parking in a 25 foot RV wasn't an issue. It might have been interesting during the week. But this was a great stop on our visit to Astoria. The short movie before the house tour was very well done and quite informative. And the volunteer who took our "calling cards" was just as informative.... More

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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Nice history on Flavel & his impact on Astoria. Got in free with a pass from a Groupon package from a hotel which made it a sweeter deal.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Started with a 12 minute film about the background of George Flavel and his family, his contributions to the community, etc. Good way to begin, as the house is much more interesting with that knowledge in mind. The tour was self-guided and the placards in each room were informative. Guides were on hand to answer questions and provide additional information.... More

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