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Heritage Museum

1618 Exchange St, Astoria, OR 97103
503-338-4849
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Ranked #14 of 23 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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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

Located in an old city hall, it has some interesting displays. Not more than average for small town museum.

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Salem, Oregon
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327 reviews 327 reviews
105 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is not as comprehensive an experience as I expected. However, there was a lot to learn hear. In addition to the homage to the guys who made their wealth here, there were many exhibits about the more nitty gritty history of bars and bordellos, preachers and police. There is a good portion of the exhibit space given to an... More

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

My husband totally enjoyed the old bar, craps table, etc. from one of Astoria's old public houses. We knew it had been a rough sea town, but seeing some of the old photos, and information on it was quite interesting. There is a bit for everyone in a great old building that could use a major investment for rehab. I... More

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Cumberland, Maryland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Be sure to visit and learn all about the history of John Astor and the history of the area. It's a small but interesting place in an old building that used to be some type of state house. For $12 you can buy a museum pass good for three museums. Worth it.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The Heritage Museum really complemented the Marine Museum in that it did not try to compete with it but rather showed the rest of life and how it was lived in Astoria. Authentic displays and an excellent layout that is a pleasant presentation for all ages. The lady/person at the front desk was exceptionally friendly which added to out visit.... More

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Seattle
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Built in the old courthouse, this museum was quality though not huge. It covers the native American presence nicely, with a mockup of a longhouse and exhibits about the crafts and the seasonal activities common to tribes 500 years ago. The maritime history of Astoria is also covered well, though not exhaustively, in a series of cases and artifacts. Upstairs,... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This museum has it all everything you need to know about Astoria. There is items from pioneer days all as well as a large antique gun collection.

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Olympia, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The museum had little bits of the area's history, from the Native tribes through the 60s. Some of it was redundant to the Flavel House historical facts. You can also arrange to look up family historical records, for a fee.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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