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“Fun and historical spot to wander around”

Hanthorn Cannery Museum
Ranked #12 of 56 things to do in Astoria
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

A neat museum and area that educates you to how canneries used to operate. Lots of artifacts and pictures. There is no tour guide, so you can walk around at your leisure. It is free which is always a bonus, but I kind of like guided tours so that I can learn more about the history (although if that were to happen, they would probably need to charge a fee. I suppose you pick your battles).
It isn't something I would seek out if in the area, but if you are already on the pier getting some coffee at Coffee Girl, or grabbing a bite to eat then I would suggest walking around and checking it out.

Thank Kimberly F
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

This may not be the most exciting location in Astoria, but it's entirely free and just open to explore during open hours. You can hear the water, smell the scents, feel the cool dark storage and processing areas, etc. There is a wall where everybody who worked there signed their names and the years they worked at the cannery...and that is just so cool. I think it's just an unusual location on the coast. Can't think in all of these years of traveling up and down the Pacific coast of a cannery or processing facility museum. Only way to improve it would be more narration in the museum (on signs) or summer-long tour guides for a fee or paid for by the city, for example. Worth the time and again: FREE!

Thank J W
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

There is a ton of history to explore while in Astoria, my BIL remembers touring this factory as a child so it was a must do on our list. I am sad to report that while it is a museum it is all in the open, there is no tour guide and I fear that the elements will eventually win out and this once thriving piece of history will be lost.

Thank lilflint3
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

This museum was very educational on what the cannery was like 20-30 years ago. Very informative with nice artifacts / pictures.

Thank WorldTravelerOR
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Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

We spent 30 minutes looking at pictures and equipment. It was interesting and my kids enjoyed it too. It was free and with a mini side trip to see.

Thank Debi C
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