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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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A historical Victorian home turned museum.

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A very Interesting Historical Landmark

It was interesting touring this house. The original owners were very short and everything was built with this in mind. The workmanship and level of detail work is astounding.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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106 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was interesting touring this house. The original owners were very short and everything was built with this in mind. The workmanship and level of detail work is astounding.

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salem, or
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77 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love old homes so this was one of my favorite things we did in Astoria. The home was a beautiful historic home although it needed to be refurbished on the exterior as the paint was in bad shape. The interior was a treasure trove of original pieces and beautifully maintained. If you enjoy history or antiques this is a... More 

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Okanagan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I didn't give this five stars because... We went to Flavel house because we needed to keep moving (crazy tired) and also I love history. However, they wouldn't let us in the house until we watched a 20min video about the history of the house. I was a little upset about this. We had to sit and wait for a... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Flavel House was great!! Make sure and start at the Carriage House. There you can watch a short video that gives you background on the home and the people who built it and lived there. This helps you understand a bit about the house before going inside. We were greeted upon going into a home by a volunteer who shared... More 

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Kennewick, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Historical group did a great job creating the feel of the Flavel family, in residence. Beautiful home to roam about in and imagine life during the height of Astoria.

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

This is such a great example of Victorian architecture. It is well worth checking out and learning about some of Astoria's past. Much can be learned with a visit here. Here's a spectacular light fixture, a bathtub and sink. The house was wired for electricity even though it wasn't available for quite a while after it was built so it... More 

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Or
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Tho I received a small lecture about making sure my service dog did not cause any damage- the moment I walked in mind you- no reason for it to be mentioned- we did really enjoy visiting! Lots of fun items to look at, interesting info to read and the grounds are lovely for wandering.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

If you are in Astoria and want to see Goonies house, don't bother (because you cant) Go see this house instead. Captain Flavel's house is a step back in Victoria design and style. The home and rooms are maintained by the Historical Society with much of the original furnishings. You can spend at least an hour easily here and longer... More 

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Vallejo, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

The Flavel House Museum was a very interesting place. While the museum itself is very similar to any other number of homes of this era that I have toured, the history of the Captain was intriguing. His history is Astoria is well documented, but where did this mysterious captain come from? It is certainly worth the price of admission. My... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Very interesting mansion built by the area's leading maritimers of the time. Volunteers working the site were very well informed and extremely gracious. Obvious that a lot of love has gone into maintaining it.

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