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Address: 1618 Exchange St, Astoria, OR 97103
Phone Number: 503-338-4849
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Description: In the building that was once Astoria's city hall, the Heritage Museum...
In the building that was once Astoria's city hall, the Heritage Museum records the colorful past of Clatsop County.
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Two floors of well displayed historical items

This was an interesting self guided tour of a well kept museum. The items were easy to see and understand after reading the numerous explanations.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Corvallis, Oregon
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Corvallis, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This was an interesting self guided tour of a well kept museum. The items were easy to see and understand after reading the numerous explanations.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Well done and interesting exhibits. We might have overlooked this great museum except for the museum passes we got at our hotel. Worth visiting. Needs designated parking to make the museum more noticeable.

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Burnaby BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Lady at front door very well infornmed and up on her history. Lots of stories regards prohibition or rather "no" prohibiton.

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Warrenton, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I took my niece to the museum and she absolutely loved it. There are a lot of things for the kids to touch, climb in, draw/color and see. I got a kick out of the old saloon upstairs and all the creepy paintings. Some pretty neat artifacts displayed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

While some of the museum has the typical fishing/logging town displays, I love the information wall of all of the highlights of the area, and the references to Astoria's historic seedier side. Fascinating tales! They have a beautiful bar displayed and an exhibit of curios...cast iron piggy banks, historical medical equipment, etc. It was an hour or so spent well.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This museum contains the earliest history of American settlement on the West Coast. Educational and entertaining, their displays provide an overview of life in the area reaching back to the Native Americans and travels through history through Astoria's many economic transitions. I'm looking forward to spending more time in their records room.

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Astoria, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The building is the old courthouse and in fact still has the old holding cell in the basement. The first floor is devoted to the exploration of the area and the local tribes of the time. The second floor features an exhibit of an old Astoria gambling hall and an area for temporary exhibits.

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Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This museum presents an excellent look at Astoria's history. We especially enjoyed the upstairs exhibits; very creative A-Z items. Well worth the admission price.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The museum works back from the earliest settlers and traders up until more recent history of the uptown and downtown values. There is a saloon set up with original furnishings, and you can even spin the wheel and feel like you were there. Lots of quirky artifacts which had interesting stories. After visiting Flavel house and thinking about what it... More 

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Pacific Grove, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Housed in the former jail, the building itself is interesting. And so's the collection, but if you don't know much, you won't learn much. We'd hoped for an overview of Astoria's history, but what we got was an attic-like hodgepodge of items without much to help us put it in context. That having been said, the display on John Jacob... More 

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Address: 1618 Exchange St, Astoria, OR 97103
Phone Number: 503-338-4849
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Astoria

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