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Address: 1618 Exchange St, Astoria, OR 97103
Phone Number: 503-338-4849
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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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Nice museum

Full of local history and artifacts. Once was city hall for Astoria. Close to the old USO building. Updated painted and very nice addition for Astoria. Just up from the river... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Astoria oregon
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Astoria oregon
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1,435 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 634 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Full of local history and artifacts. Once was city hall for Astoria. Close to the old USO building. Updated painted and very nice addition for Astoria. Just up from the river and close to downtown.

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

The Heritage Museum was excellent! Lots of information on people who immigrated to the area both from Europe and Asia. Loved all the old photos!! There was a room about Native Americans in the area. Throughout the museum there were lots of interesting artifacts from the past. The most interesting was an old music 'machine' similar to a music box... More 

Portland, Oregon
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

This was our first visit and we learned so much. Exhibits are geared to all age levels, and focus on indigenous people, local history, and colorful years of vice. Astoria is the only Oregon town that voted against prohibition. And there were quite a few "friendly women." The remains of a beautiful saloon are a highlight. Two hours well spent!

Thank Forcrane
Middleburg, Florida
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Really stopped to search some family history. We were astounded by the historical information available on early settlers to Astoria. And appeciate the gracious assistance we received the museum itself is very interesting.

Thank TravelwithDiamonds
Kirkland, Washington
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137 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This was a nice historical museum of the surrounding county. The building itself is very old and has classic features of the Victorian era. If you are interested in the area's history, go here. If not, do not attend. My children liked the upstairs "bar" and roulette wheel exhibit. I liked most of the museum because I wanted to know... More 

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Centralia, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Don't miss this step into the history of local tribes, fur trade companies, immigrants, and businesses. Several exhibits for the kids to interact with and it looks like some really interesting exhibits in the works.

Thank Lovelace1170
Scappoose, Oregon
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

As my daughter loves museums we popped into this one during a recent visit to Astoria. When I was growing up in this north Oregon coastal town, this location was the home of the Columbia River Maritime Museum. Now, as that museum has greatly enlarged new digs, its old home now showcases the collection of items that tell the story... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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.

Thank Ruth J
Vancouver, Washington
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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.

Thank Ruth L

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