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Fort Dalles Museum and Anderson Homestead

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A hidden gem

We were too early to book into our hotel and noticed signs to the museum so thought it would pass... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
Easy to see everything

It was pretty warm when we visited which made our visit short. The docents were very pleasant. All... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
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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
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500 W 15th St, 15th and Garrison Streets, The Dalles, OR 97058-1527
+1 541-296-4547
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

We were too early to book into our hotel and noticed signs to the museum so thought it would pass some time. We only expected to stay 30 minutes but ended up there for over 2 hours. The museum itself is based around the surgeons...More

Thank LichfieldBoy
Reviewed August 5, 2018

It was pretty warm when we visited which made our visit short. The docents were very pleasant. All displays were well marked. The atmosphere was casual.

Thank Betty B
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had some extra time while on vacation so we decided to check out this museum. We were so happy we did! We were the only visitors at the time so we got a personal tour from Mary. She was very knowledgeable...More

Thank Pamela B
Reviewed July 7, 2018

We visited this museum site and enjoyed all the interesting artifacts within the historic buildings and also the surrounding grounds. There is so much to look at that it is hard to see it all in one visit. We have been visiting The Dalles for...More

Thank Suzy B
Reviewed July 3, 2018

We stopped by this great local museum on recommendation of our hotel staff. We enjoyed the personable staff that greeted us. Great display of information regarding the local history of the area. The Anderson Homestead gave us a great look into the life of pioneer...More

Thank dianarose2452
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Great place to visit and many interesting items on display. Excellent docent and enjoyed the grounds and the area at the top of the hill overlooking the river, dam and downtown Dalles.

Thank PattyBMeridian_ID
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

Great little museum packed with local history. They have some outbuildings as well as the main house and early carriages. The best part of our visit was the docents, Mary and Dennis, they were passionate about their community history and a wealth of information. Definitely...More

Thank charlie54933
Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

We were in town for business and decided to top off the trip with a museum to get a better sense of the local history. I have no idea about how this small museum deals with crowds but we had the place and the well...More

Thank fredSeattle_Wa
Reviewed April 10, 2018

The town flusy will greet you at the door! Lot's of History be sure and see the old carriages abd cars. You can easily spend an hour or two exploring the grounds and homes.

Thank Gary W
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Must see. They have worked hard to maintain this piece of history. We just stopped to strench legs and it turned out to be a great memory.

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