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Heritage Museum

1618 Exchange St, Astoria, OR 97103-3615
+1 503-338-4849
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Learn about the early people of this area

I enjoyed learning more about the early people of this area, and the accompanying displays were... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Concord, New Hampshire
Very cool

Another place in town that just had so much info about the town and it's people. There is some very... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Turlock, California
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In the building that was once Astoria's city hall, the Heritage Museum records the colorful past of Clatsop County.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“local history” (6 reviews)
1618 Exchange St, Astoria, OR 97103-3615
+1 503-338-4849
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

I enjoyed learning more about the early people of this area, and the accompanying displays were very good. It's worth a stop for a look the variety of things they have about the Astoria area.

Thank MartyW60
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Another place in town that just had so much info about the town and it's people. There is some very rich history and you can tell the town is very proud of it.

Thank Tcard2013
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Doesn't pull any punches regarding the rough and tumble of Astoria when it was major fishing and canning town back in the day. Brothels, gambling and hard drinking pretty much defined the town from the 1870s to @1950. WELL WORTH THE TIME TO VISIT.

Thank TrackerSack
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Hey, I didn't expect to stay here over an hour, but we did. The rich and exciting history of the many nationalities of settlers were explained in-depth. But, it seemed that much of it was in transition, or that the electronic displays for the most...More

Thank MaltaBound
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Nice blend of local history. From Clatsop Indians to Baudy Houses, Illicit Liquor, and the fur trade, this Museum has some great displays! Take the time to read the plaques.

Thank Don M
Reviewed 12 April 2017

While this venue isn't as compelling as the maritime museum, it is certainly worth a visit. You will be exposed to the history of Astoria, warts and all. Many folks today have no concept of the KKK, prohibition, and unfair labor practices - but you'll...More

2  Thank MRK-Portland
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We were pleasantly surprised at how much we enjoyed this museum. We only went here because it was part of a three museum pass that we purchased, but we are certainly glad we did. Lots of exhibits and history for this interesting town, from the...More

1  Thank ThomasTCat
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We thought the museum was interesting and worth the admission. We are interested in history, but I am sure some people would be interested in their wall of the bawdy part of town in their early years. Good overall history of the bridge a well.

Thank 2born4m
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This area celebrates four Native American tribes were for trappers and hunters long before the explores came to this area. Later, in my recent history, this museum documents logging companies, trade in furs, farming and fishing, as major industries in this area. This became the...More

2  Thank Brewer4
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I spent part of an hour going through the Heritage Museum. The house was interesting as it was built in 1904. The museum has a decent depiction of native life in the area before the arrival of the white man. I particularly found the second...More

Thank Mikeshy
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