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Fort Dalles Museum and Anderson Homestead

500 W. 15th Street, 15th and Garrison Streets, The Dalles, OR 97058-1527
+1 541-296-4547
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Takes you back in time!

This was the last museum we visited on our trip to the columbia river gorge. We were tired and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kristin S
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Stanwood, Washington, United States
History

If anyone loves history you will love this place. It tell stories from the late 1800's til the... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2017
Crystal F
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Little Rock
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This museum served as a military fort in the mid-1800s. Opened as a history museum in 1905 Anderson Homestead dates back to 1890-house, privy,granary,barn Antique Horse Drawn Vehicles and Early Automobiles
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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500 W. 15th Street, 15th and Garrison Streets, The Dalles, OR 97058-1527
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the last museum we visited on our trip to the columbia river gorge. We were tired and almost didn't make time for it. I am so glad we did. There are several buildings to see here. I believe they were from around the...More

Thank Kristin S
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

If anyone loves history you will love this place. It tell stories from the late 1800's til the 1900's. You learn alot about the Fort and the Anderson family from Sweden. You will see the home that Mr. Anderson built for his family.

Thank Crystal F
Reviewed August 31, 2017

The guides were very nice and detaily described the history of Fort and Anderson Homestead. We had three kids with us, and the guedes made the visit especaily plesant for them with notes to search different object in different rooms. For us Europeans it was...More

Thank tricemi
Reviewed August 17, 2017

We have traveled through The Dalles a few times and never knew this treasure was there. Amazed how lovely the house is. Lots of interesting things to look at. Get there early so you can see everything. The view of where the house sits is...More

Thank cwhite1963
Reviewed August 17, 2017

I visited all the buildings that are part of this museum and was pleased with every one. At The Anderson Homestead I was greeted by a docent in period dress who gave me a brief history of her time at the house and offered me...More

Thank MartyW60
Reviewed July 31, 2017

We have seen the sign for this many times as we have passed through the Dalles this time we made time to stop. It cost 8 dollars a person. We really did not have high hopes but boy were we wrong ! This museum has...More

Thank simpleyme
Reviewed July 31, 2017

I would only recommend paying to visit if you have a specific interest in the pioneering or military history of the immediate area. I specifically wanted to see the homestead as my ancestors came to The Dalles on the Oregon Trail. It was interesting picturing...More

Thank NoStoppinUs
Reviewed July 18, 2017

This small collection offers more architectural interest than exhibits. Inviting and pleasant, it appeals mostly to adults.

Thank aphrab
Reviewed June 30, 2017

we've lately been taking the smallest back roads and visiting the smallest museums in our area. it takes a bunch of work and investigation (get the benchmark series maps !!) but it has been tremendously rewarding. this was a stopover from hood river to boardman...More

1  Thank abearfellow
Reviewed June 28, 2017

The past military surgeon's lavish home from 1856 is still standing and in pristine condition. The tour also includes a visit to the Anderson Pioneer House, barn, and granary across the street; as well as a visit to an antique car and buggy collection that...More

Thank MaltaBound
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