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Heritage Museum

1618 Exchange St, Astoria, OR 97103
503-338-4849
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Ranked #14 of 22 attractions in Astoria
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, History Museums
Traveler Description: Built in 1904 as Astoria ’s City Hall, this building is now home to the Clatsop County Historical Society’s Heritage Museum , Research Center &... more »
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English first
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I could spend another day here. Loved the displays loved the information provided. The people were friendly. Just really cool tons of old photos and history.

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Norwalk, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Intresting history. A great value. You can spend an hour or 2 hours. Depending on how much information you want to read up on. It was woth the stop

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White Salmon, Washington
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189 reviews 189 reviews
51 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Did you know that Astoria is the oldest active settlement West of the Mississippi?? You can learn a lot in only a few hours at the Heritage museum.

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Eugene, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Typical local historical society museum. Not a lot to look at, but interesting and informative. Was especially impressed with the complete bar from one of the early gambling houses.

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Tillamook, Oregon
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

2 floors of wonderful artifacts, and displays. some of this museum was geared towards children, which I thought was great! I found myself trying the different guessing games about the animal tracks and furs. The experience was overall delightful.

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Medford, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Great museum with extremely interesting displays, exhibits and incredible art. Thanks to local resident Michael Foster for his dedication and effort to share the rich history and culture of the area, and to expose the residents to his incredible art collection. A do not miss museum. It will deserve 5 stars when the final floor is finished, I am sure!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We were not sure what to expect from a maritime museum in Astoria, Oregon, but the museum's displays were unusually informative and the quality of the collection exceeded our expectations. In particular, the collection of historic maps documenting the development of knowledge about the northern Pacific region and exploration was a uniquely surprising feature.

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Shanghai, China
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Good, basic overview of Astoria. Lots of reading but some other interactive displays for small kids. If weather is poor or have some extra time, worth a stop. Looks like they will have some interesting new exhibits in fall 2013 about the various immigrant groups that made Astoria home. Should be good. Building is very, very impressive! $4 entry fee... More

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Long Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

This beautiful old historical building is great for children and adults. Upstairs is local art, and historical bar and roulette table. Memorable and kind helpful clerk.

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Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Worth the effort ,check it out. Some suprising information about some of the things that went on in Astoria in years past.

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