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“Great house”

Flavel House Museum
Ranked #7 of 44 things to do in Astoria
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A historical Victorian home turned museum.
Portland, Oregon
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40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great house”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

Nice history on Flavel & his impact on Astoria. Got in free with a pass from a Groupon package from a hotel which made it a sweeter deal.

Visited June 2014
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Bothell
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40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Worth the visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

Started with a 12 minute film about the background of George Flavel and his family, his contributions to the community, etc. Good way to begin, as the house is much more interesting with that knowledge in mind. The tour was self-guided and the placards in each room were informative. Guides were on hand to answer questions and provide additional information. Especially liked being able to actually enter nearly every room instead of merely peering in. Well worth the price of admission.

Visited June 2014
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Portland, Oregon
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63 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Time Machine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

By all accounts, Captain Flavel (pronounced Flah-vehl) was pretty much the godfather of Astoria in its early days. The small on-site museum occupies what was once the carriage house, and touring the main house (self-guided) really gives some perspective on how the rich and famous of that era lived. What's even more amazing is that this location almost became a parking lot decades ago! Thankfully it was saved and preserved by a group of concerned citizens. Definitely worth stopping by and checking out this one if you're in town.

Visited May 2014
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Gig Harbor, Wa
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69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Entertaining”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

The Flavel House is a great example of Victorian era living. You can walk through most of the house and rooms from the pallor to kitchen, master suites and nursery. You can't go to the attic because of safety reasons but there are pictures posted showing what it looks like. When we arrived, they were just ending a "tea party" where everyone was dressed in costume - women in gowns and men in top hats. Quite a show.

Visited May 2014
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Cheltenham
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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Such an interesting house”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

We spent a very enjoyable morning going round the Flavel House Museum learning about Captain Flavel and his family and the contribution he made to Astoria. The house itself was lovely and the guides in the house had so much information and interest in their subject it added to the experience. Definitely worth doing.

Visited May 2014
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