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Flavel House Museum

441 Eighth Street, Astoria, OR 97103
503-325-2203
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Ranked #8 of 23 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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Lacey, Washington, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Elderly lady volunteer most knowledgable and friendly. House is fine example of late 19th and early 20th Century luxury living.

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Salem, Oregon
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105 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Interesting of course. Some original furnishings, most just from the period. The history of Captain Flavel tracks the history of commerce in the Pacific Northwest. The Queen Anne style architecture is very intricate and this is well preserved. Worth a visit.

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Portland, Oregon
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78 reviews 78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I love touring older homes, especially those that are furnished. A friend and I decided to view this historic home while visiting Astoria. It is open 10:00 - 5:00 during the summer and costs $6. Tickets are purchased in the Carriage House/Gift Shop on the back corner of the property. We were greeted at the front door by a pleasant,... More

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United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This house has been lovingly cared for by the local historical society since the 1930s. Some of the furniture is original to the house, while the rest is definitely of the period. Descriptive signage outside of & within each room gives the visitor a lot of background on what the room was used for, by whom, and how it may... More

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Pelham, New Hampshire
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398 reviews 398 reviews
87 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

There is a short film in the Cariage House where you purchase tickets, also has a display and gift shop The tour of the house is self guided and even with the film, a tour with a guide would make the experience better. The Clatsop County Historical Society has done a great job in restoring the house to it's original... More

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Brenham, Texas
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119 reviews 119 reviews
30 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This self guided tour is a look back into the life and times of the 1800-1900's. The house, itself, is beautiful to view with unbelievable architecture and bone structure....magnificent and grand. The history told gives you a glimpse into the beginnings of the town of Astoria and those who shaped it.

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Louisiana
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193 reviews 193 reviews
59 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The guides say the house may be taken by the estate of the person who donated the building. I was really glad to be able to tour the house and grounds. huge trees, landscaped gardens, architectural details i have not seen anywhere else.

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Monte Vista, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We loved the history lesson we got here about the Flavel family from the video shown before we toured of the Flavel house. I enjoyed how they preserved the home over the years.

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Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The home is indeed on its own block, and I agree with others to see the carriage house first and the film. Astoria has many Victorian houses, but we are fortunate to have this one to be a public space to enjoy. It does have some fun features that were quite modern at the time it was built. I think... More

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Portland OR
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The house and history was amazing and quite interesting. From 9 foot doors and 14 foot ceilings, this house is worth the few dollars to tour. I think the indoor plumbing and central heat were very interesting, especially since the time didn't normally include that sort of luxury!

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