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“Excellent Museum”
Review of Heritage Museum

Heritage Museum
Ranked #15 of 44 things to do in Astoria
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Owner description: In the building that was once Astoria's city hall, the Heritage Museum records the colorful past of Clatsop County.
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent Museum”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

The Heritage Museum really complemented the Marine Museum in that it did not try to compete with it but rather showed the rest of life and how it was lived in Astoria. Authentic displays and an excellent layout that is a pleasant presentation for all ages. The lady/person at the front desk was exceptionally friendly which added to out visit. A great value and time well spent!

Visited July 2014
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Seattle
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103 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Built in the old courthouse, this museum was quality though not huge. It covers the native American presence nicely, with a mockup of a longhouse and exhibits about the crafts and the seasonal activities common to tribes 500 years ago. The maritime history of Astoria is also covered well, though not exhaustively, in a series of cases and artifacts. Upstairs, the every day life of citizens of Astoria from a past century is laid out with items and a great mockup of a historic bar that I see someone posted a good photograph of. Some things are child friendly, such as a set of cast iron banks that you can actually handle and put money into to see how they work, so bring pennies. For the 4 dollar admission, this was well worth it to us, though I admit we enjoyed the actual building as much as the exhibits.
Sister to this is the Flavel House museum and also the Film Museum which we did not view: all three cost 12.00 and as they are a block apart, it's easy to get between them without moving the car.
Penny smashing enthusiasts: there is a penny machine at Flavel House.

Visited July 2014
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Bonners Ferry, Idaho
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lots to see”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

This museum has it all everything you need to know about Astoria. There is items from pioneer days all as well as a large antique gun collection.

Visited June 2014
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Olympia, Washington
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66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Small museum”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

The museum had little bits of the area's history, from the Native tribes through the 60s. Some of it was redundant to the Flavel House historical facts. You can also arrange to look up family historical records, for a fee.

Visited June 2014
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Awesome exhibits”
Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

I could spend another day here. Loved the displays loved the information provided. The people were friendly. Just really cool tons of old photos and history.

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