Hanthorn Cannery Museum

Hanthorn Cannery Museum, Astoria: Address, Phone Number, Hanthorn Cannery Museum Reviews: 4/5

Hanthorn Cannery Museum
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slsund
Washington State140 contributions
Not for those in a hurry.
Jun 2020
You need time and patience to enjoy the museum. If you approach it with that attitude you will learn a lot about the Canning industry. The video is really old but very interesting and worth taking the time to watch. In this modern world where practically everything is digitized, freeze dried, or down right artificial how it used to be is interesting. Hopefully they made it through the pandemic there were a couple of great places to eat with great views. I put 1-2 hrs but you will need more if you plan to eat too.
Written May 15, 2021
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Scott W
Bothell, WA10 contributions
Reminded me of when I was a kid going through the Bumble Bee cannery!
Apr 2021
The old Bumblebee cannery is great! It really tells you about what Astoria used to be about. It's free and has the best coffee shop in town right next door on the pier and a great seafood market and restaurant as well. Oh, and don't forget the sea lions having fun in the marina area
Written April 12, 2021
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I82X73
Grandview, WA202 contributions
Better Understanding of Fish Processing
Oct 2020
This is part of the original Bumble Bee cannery operation along the Columbia River and it gives you a better idea of fish processing operations that had a major economic impact on the area.

You drive out to the cannery on a long pier. There are several businesses located nearby. You just walk into the museum and explore. There is no docent, so you just go through several rooms to see the artifacts. There are at least two videos you should plan to watch so you understand how things worked. There is an opportunity to leave a donation, which I highly recommend you do. There is also an unmanned gift shop with limited items to purchase on the honor system. There is a small safe for you to drop money into.

As an old building, it is somewhat dim in places and the floor is uneven, so take your time, look around and watch your step.
Written October 26, 2020
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Thomas I
Rochester, WA291 contributions
It is fun to learn!
Jan 2020
This really shows you how life on the river - well, lives.
These guys and gals worked hard and appeared to love life and lived pretty well.
Written January 8, 2020
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Kevin R
Frazier Park, CA94 contributions
Important history here!
Dec 2019 • Couples
Excellent place filled with very important history. The man staffing the museum was very friendly and knowledgeable about all of the area's history. Striking to realize how rich the surrounding fishery once was. This place hits home the reason we need to preserve what happened here and the remberance of the lives of the people who shaped this region.
Written January 7, 2020
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Christine M
Port Townsend, WA348 contributions
Really interesting and totally real (not a reproduction)!
Oct 2019
This is the real deal. It's the actual cannery, not re-built or even much preserved. The smells,; the creaking soft wood floors; the dim and dank interiors -- this is it. And it's fascinating for the fact that it hasn't been "preserved." Well worth an hour or so of visitor time.
Written October 26, 2019
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Thomas D
Eagle, ID39 contributions
An interesting museum showcasing the commercial fishing and canning high lighting Bumblebee brand.
Oct 2019
We found this museum on the pier next to the Rouge Brewing tap house. It was interesting to see the history of the company. We all know the Bumblebee brand, now we know the history.
Written October 10, 2019
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WildHaireHiking
Tyler, TX1,363 contributions
Really Enjoyed
Aug 2019 • Couples
Stopped by the Hanthorn Cannery while visiting Astoria and really loved it. This historic restored pier was a pleasure to tour. The exhibits were very informative and the coffee place was cool as well. They had fresh crab available and clean restrooms. Parking for us was a breeze, I’d definitely return here again. Well worth a stop!
Written August 21, 2019
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dawgdok
Graham, WA249 contributions
Yum yum bumblebee bumblebee
Jul 2019 • Couples
First off, it’s free, but donations are always appreciated. This is an interesting museum about the Astoria canning industry’s rise and fall. We watched the videos and read the info boards. There are some old fishing boats in the back and the canning equipment on the pier where it was originally used. Worth a half hour to an hour of your life.
Written July 18, 2019
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Nancy P
71 contributions
Free, Unique, for the slightly adventurous
May 2019 • Couples
Learned about this from locals. It's an interesting mix of formal and informal museum educational setting. It's the former Bumble Bee canning factory on Pier 39. Drive on a wood plank road to get onto the Pier. The buildings have a mix of uses now. Museum is a little hard to find. It's off to the right after you park. There is no staff. But there are videos, old equipment, examples of old merchandise, and colorful educational posterboards on the walls. You have to explore to find your way around. The gift shop is unmanned and works in the honor system. The example of packaged seafood I purchased I later realised was well past its Best Buy date. I emailed them about that. I hope they put in fresher packaged fish.
Written May 25, 2019
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