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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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Well kept, interesting historical house

Flavell house was the residence of one of Astoria's leading citizens. Architecture is interesting and interior is fascinating. Very well maintained by Historical Society.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Bellevue, Washington
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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Flavell house was the residence of one of Astoria's leading citizens. Architecture is interesting and interior is fascinating. Very well maintained by Historical Society.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on a Monday and we really enjoyed the history of Captain Flavel's house. Captain Flavel accomplished many great things in the Astoria Oregon area. The home he built in Astoria was not only beautiful, it was a work of art. Victorian era homes were built with true craftsmanship and a labor of love.

Thank H1315
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

As mentioned the little signs to get tickets is not obvious enough. Watch the movie to get the history. The senior ladies are much better to listen to than reading the stories on the wall. The diary entries from one of the daughters made it also more interesting. Too bad can only see the two lower floors.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Interesting visit. It's a little confusing on where to buy tickets and where to go once you are there. There aren't many signs and the staff is all rather reserved and don't venture much help at the ticket area. However, staff inside the mansion are well versed on the history of the building. Fascinating tour and great artifacts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We enjoyed the story of Captain Flavel and his mansion and family and then we'll preserved house is an architectural delight. Don't show up to close to closing time or they won't let you in.

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Silver Spring, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Beyond touring the house, the carriage house serves as a museum and gift shop. Wonderful historical information about the house, family and Astoria.

1 Thank FenwickBill
Boise, Idaho, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We toured this home in march. We love to tour gorgeous homes. This was the first place and only place that I felt uneasy in this home. I cannot explain it. Made me think dark things went on there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The house is beautifully restored and seeing all the woodwork is worth the price of admission. Tour is self-guided but there's someone there to answer any questions you may have. The huge redwood tree is also worth seeing. Gorgeous home. I'm glad it was saved from being torn down. It would have been a travesty to lose this grand house

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Many old historic properties in Astoria and this one like the cream of that crop. It's well restored on a nicely manicured lot. If this building could talk, I imagine it would have some incredible stories to tell. I didn't have time for the grand tour, but definitely stopped to have a look around. Definitely worth 5-10, maybe 15 minutes...... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This was very close to our hotel and provided a delicious breakfast. We had the pleasure of being served by one of the happiest waitresses in her job that I have come across. The food was delicious with multi selections typical of a Cora’s. This location was larger than others we have visited. We had a wait but the turnover... More 

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