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Flavel House Museum

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Address: 441 8th St, Astoria, OR 97103-4620
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+1 503-325-2203
11:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 16:00

A historical Victorian home turned museum.

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The Flavel house is being restored to it's original glory by a private citizen who purchased the estate, saving it from destruction. You can purchase tickets to go inside, but... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Beaverton, Oregon
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Beaverton, Oregon
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Flavel house is being restored to it's original glory by a private citizen who purchased the estate, saving it from destruction. You can purchase tickets to go inside, but you are also free to wander the gorgeous grounds without buying a ticket and even enjoy a picnic while you are there. The craftsmanship used in its construction is definitely... More 

Thank mamacita97008
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're a fan of Walt Disney's Haunted Mansion, this is the mansion you never to get to see up close. It's so cool and painstakingly kept historically accurate.

Thank Bart B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Old Victorian pile once the home of a wealthy harbor pilot and shipping mogul. See the video in the carriage house, where you get your entry tickets. It was a slow day when we went and there was street parking and the tour is self-conducted. Disappointed that the stairs were roped off up to the turret where Flavel supposedly watched... More 

1 Thank GaddisGadabout
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nicely restored mansion that shows off the design and craftsmanship of a bygone time. We went with a 3 Museum Pass and would recommend that pass to anyone!! Be sure to start up the hill at the Carriage House Visitor Center!! Watch the short film and take some time to look around!!! We loved all the different rooms that... More 

2 Thank Don M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kudos to the people of Astoria who have restored and maintained this beautiful piece of history in their City. The house paints a beautiful portrait of the Flavel family and their lives in early Astoria. Self-guided tour with a docent to answer questions. Tickets reasonably priced as well.

Thank Lynda I
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I did not leave enough time to look at the Flavel home, the gardens, and the carriage house, which take up one city block. I would have liked to have seen the movie in the carriage house about the home and the family. The appointments are authentic and there are many postings of interest inside the home.... More 

1 Thank WStaso
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

What a forward thinker this man was. He wired the home for electricity before it was available but knew it was coming. Indoor plumbing with flushing water closets and hot and cold running water. Beautiful grounds and a "bird's nest" on top to see his beloved river and ships. Definitely a must see in Astoria. Buy the Heritage Pass that... More 

2 Thank MRK-Portland
Bend, Oregon
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

Finally found the time to visit this lovely home with plenty of local history. The local historical society has done a great job in keeping this special part of the town's history available to the public.

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Highland Village, Texas
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

We never did tour the place, but I wanted to write a review anyway to let people know to be sure to get there more than 1/2 hour before closing because the elderly hostess will close early for the day and not allow tours! Our group of three was walking up to the tour office to get tickets, and there... More 

3 Thank Pianogirl88
Orange Park, Florida
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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Our tour took us to Astoria for a day. The weather was questionable, but this beautifully maintained home was well worth our stop. The docent was friendly and knowledgeable and the explanatory notes at each room were great. The film in the former Carriage House, as well as the few artifacts on display there, added to our enjoyment. This is... More 

2 Thank Ann S

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