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Flavel House Museum, Astoria

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The Captain George Flavel House Museum known also as Capt. George Flavel House and Carriage House or the Flavel Mansion, is now a house museum in Astoria, Oregon, United States. It was built in 1885 in the Queen Anne architectural style, by George Flavel, a Columbia River bar pilot who was one of the area's first millionaires.HistoryThe house was originally constructed in 1885 by George Flavel, a maritime pilot and entrepreneur who amassed a fortune in his business over the course of thirty years. The 11600sqft house, which spans a whole city block, features Queen Anne architecture. After Flavel's death in 1893, his wife, Mary Christina, lived in the house with the couple's daughters, Nellie and Katie, until her death in 1922. Both Katie and Nelly also lived in the home until their deaths in 1910 and 1933, respectively.The house and its carriage house were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. The house is owned and operated by the Clatsop County Historical Society.In popular cultureThe museum is well known to fans of the film The Goonies, which was filmed in Astoria. It is featured as the museum where Mikey's father works as a curator.
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  • This is a well=preserved house from early Astoria, which we saw as part of a tour. If you like old houses, it's fine; not big, but a pleasant half-hour  more »
  • Great visit, self tour for a reasonable price. It won't eat up a huge chunk of your day, but definitely worth a stop.  more »
  • This was our first time here. We have driven by it for a decade or more when we visit Astoria. Wow, what a treat. The staff is very helpful, and friendly. Love the history of the property!  more »
  • A beautiful and well maintained Victorian home. I loved visiting it. There was a short movie at the beginning of the tour giving the history of the home and area which was precise and interesting. The tour of the home was self guided, but the Docent in the house was knowledgeable and helpful. If you love things from this era, you'll love this museum.
  • Wonderful history here! Self-guided tour leads you through a beautiful Victorian home with the finest woodwork and details. Very affordable entry price and a great way to spend an afternoon.
  • Beautiful home that shows how homes used to be built! The details are amazing. The history is enlightening and you can walk through the entire home at your pace and get a feel for how the other side lives during that time period.
  • A nice self guided tour of a beautiful historic home. We spent around 30-40min and read most of the information plaques. A nice activity that won't take up a huge portion of your time in Astoria.
  • You buy tickets in the guest house, then walk to the main house on the other street. I found asking questions to the staff was really helpful in understanding what is original and what isn't or reacquired later from the family. Only the first two floors are open, but they have pics of the higher floors. Overall, I found the experience quite interesting.

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