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Albany Regional Museum

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Address: 136 Lyon Street SW, Albany, OR
Phone Number: 541-967-7122
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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A recommended historical museum in Albany, Oregon.

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History-Albany Style!

It's a great "as it was" cookiecutter view of everyday life in a regular town in the USA. No famous killings, nograt disasters snd no planet wide known celebrities- just a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
LadybugDadeh
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Albany, Oregon
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Albany, OR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

I have been a member of this museum for more than 10 years, and this was my first visit. There were two docents who were really knowledgeable and friendly. The four of us enjoyed different aspects of the museum and liked all of it. There was a lot to see - old pictures, recreations of businesses using antique props and... More 

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Albany, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

It's a great "as it was" cookiecutter view of everyday life in a regular town in the USA. No famous killings, nograt disasters snd no planet wide known celebrities- just a reflection on average life for the rest of us. Very Informative & very interesting

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Albany, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Generally, not one for small local museums, and was pleasantly surprised at this one. Good presentation of the local history, the hostess was very knowledgeable, and they let you browse without hovering.

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Thank Jeanier34
Albany, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

if you are a local and have never been to the museum you must go. There is so much history there. You'll learn some new things about our local community!

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Albany, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This museum has great displays of local history! It's not very big but I gave it a high rating because the quality of the exhibits and knowledge of the staff is quite high. If you're a history buff you need to vist.

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Thank Jonathan S
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This small and charming museum is very nice to visit and gives the visitor an idea how Albany used to be when it was a more prosperous town. Especially fascinating is the display for the shoe shine business. Can't imagine how difficult life must have been for those folks more than 50 years ago.

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Wellborn, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Very interesting museum. Covers much of the Willamette Valley. Excellent displays, helpful staff, fine small library and easy access. This is a little jewel.

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Thank Elizabeth S
Redmond, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This was so interesting -- I learned about the WW II camp Adair. I was amazed at the building in which it is housed because it is concrete and block and had been moved from another site. There are descriptions of when Albany used to host huge logging festivals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

There is so much to see and experience in the new displays that you need to allow at least an hour to browse and several hours to read and absorb all the local history information

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Free but worth a donation. I have taken my grandchildren here and they learned a great deal about the history of the area. Take the time to ask about the interesting videos. My Brother (ex Navy) was visiting from Arizona and had a great time. We watched a video on Camp Adair (WWII training camp). We drove out to Camp... More 

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