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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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Great Museum!

We have seen the sign for this many times as we have passed through the Dalles this time we made... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
simpleyme
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Washington
Interested in Oregon Pioneer or Military History?

I would only recommend paying to visit if you have a specific interest in the pioneering or... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
NoStoppinUs
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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 - 17:00
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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+1 541-296-4547
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank aphrab
Reviewed 1 July 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 29 June 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
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Every year we put on a camp for 4-H kids in the upper elementary grades. They get to make butter and ice cream the old fashion way. They sew an item by hand, learn about old fashion farm tools, and so much more. It's very...More

Thank Tracey C
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We had the incredible luck of having Mary, a wonderful lady who was raised in the Dalles, as our tour guide. She spent the time to give us an in depth tour and called our attention to various displays there. The place is very lovingly...More

Thank Selway M
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Only opened a few hours a week, but well worth "the wait" to see OLD The Dalles! Put it on your list!

1  Thank zzrydr
FortDalles, Museum Director at Fort Dalles Museum and Anderson Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Thank You for your glowing review. Just wanted to add that we are open 7 days a week from 10:00am-5:00pm through October.

Reviewed 10 February 2017

Had a little trouble finding this amazing destination but it was worth the detour. Very interesting old home, garage/barn of vintage vehicles and the original Anderson Homestead. Learned so much about the history of original settlers and got to see a horse drawn herse. The...More

Thank Amanda L
FortDalles, General Manager at Fort Dalles Museum and Anderson Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Thank you so much for your positive review of Fort Dalles Museum/Anderson Homestead

Reviewed 2 February 2017

Living history, in many ways - a very good spot to learn more about the area and how it was settled in the 19th century.

Thank OregonTraveler17
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