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Flavel House Museum

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Address: 441 8th St, Astoria, OR 97103-4620
Phone Number: 503-325-2203
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A historical Victorian home turned museum.

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Flavel House and history.

One cannot be in Astoria any amount of time and miss the Flavel House. The staff is helpful and excellent, the gift shop reasonable, the house itself and some of the history that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One cannot be in Astoria any amount of time and miss the Flavel House. The staff is helpful and excellent, the gift shop reasonable, the house itself and some of the history that goes with it should be more than interesting to everyone of all ages. The carriage house (no charge to visit here) is very special from the old... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting home from the 1880s. Belonged to a sea captain and shows the lifestyle of a well off family during the early days of Astoria. There is a video when you buy your tickets..a must watch before you visit the home. Definitely worth a short visit if you are interested in the seafaring history of the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Spectacular home with a rich history. The tour guide was fantastic. Start with the video to get the entire story of Captain Flavel and his family.

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Chilliwack, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you love period architecture this place is for you. Very well restored and superb examples of wood work, plaster work. Details right down to ornate hinges and door latches remain. An exceptional example of the Queen Anne style.

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Albany, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very cool Victorian-era house. It was a bit expensive to get in, but it's an interesting thing to see in Astoria.

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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was interesting how Flavel was so beloved in the town, unusual for a man in his influential position. The house is beautiful. It was almost demolished by the State of Oregon and saved by the historical society. They should be very proud that they did that and that they provide the public with such a wonderful exhibit at really... More 

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san francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed this mansion which tells the fascinating story of one of Astoria's first families. Wonderfully preserved rooms and great video telling the history of the Flavel Family.

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Delta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you do want a more personal side to the local history of Astoria, this is the place to visit. My wife and I came away with a better understanding of how one man and his wife and family impacted a community. The introductory video and the self guided tour of an incredible house built in the 1880's was awesome.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed my visit to this late 19th century mansion. The local historical society has done a wonderful job restoring the house to recreate what it looked like during the time the Flavel family lived there. The docent was extremely knowledgeable about the house, family, furnishings and era. Don't miss the short film about Capt. Flavel and the building of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came to Astoria because of my favourite film, The Goonies, I have always wanted to go there to see the sites. This is one of the sites, Mikeys Dad works here in the film. I knew nothing about the Flavel museum before I arrived, but I must say it was fascinating and I learnt alot about the history of... More 

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