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 Flannel'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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  • Probably the highlight of our Astoria visit (but then, we love old homes). Start your tour in the carriage house/gift shop with a film that tells the history of the Flavel family.  more »
  • A Victorian house, in the center of downtown, very beautiful, which was transformed into a Museum. It's worth knowing. Downtown gives to the foot.
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  • The film in the ticketing area was a highlight. It describes the Flavels (the original owners) and the source of their wealth. The house and grounds are well-maintained. We visited off-season so we we...  more »
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  • Great historical house! If you've been to Pittock Mansion in Portland, OR then expect a similar experience of self-guided tour. The plaques throughout the house are informative and the decorations are awesome. The house itself has been well preserved and maintained, giving great insight to the life of Captain Flavel and his family. There are some nice touches like music playing from the living room where the piano and violin are. Of note, photography IS allowed, just no flash. As the building is a touch dim, you may want to bring a tripod for your SLR camera to ensure it can get a nice long exposure. Also, there is a 'hands on' room for kids to see what kind of things young children did to keep occupied during the time period (mid to late 1800s). You should plan on arriving before 3:30PM, as that is when tickets sales are stopped. We arrived around 3:20PM, the gentleman at the carriage house (where the tickets are sold) mentioned we would need to be at the house by 3:30PM or else we may not be allowed in. We arrived at the house at 3:25PM and the lady was a touch grumpy about us entering late, mentioning we may not have enough time to properly view the house before closing at 4:00PM. I would say approximately 30 minutes for casual viewers is enough time to sufficiently view and appreciate the house, though enthusiasts might want to plan on a longer visit. All in all an enjoyable place to visit!
  • The house was beautiful and well preserved. It was like walking through another time period. The curator wasn't the nicest, but the house was a very fun experience!
  • WOW, Very cool historical building, I am glad they persevered it and opened it up to the public. However, the lady working there was very rude. We walked in at 3:35pm. She said" Didn't you see the sigh that said no ticket sold after 3:30"? I said "yes, and we bought our tickets at 3:25pm". She said " well I am going to have to have a talk to **** for selling tickets so close to 3:30". Then she said " Well you better hurry up because I am shutting the doors at 4:00". At 3:45 after we finished I said to her" See, we had plenty of time". She said " Well I am still made at you guys". WOW we were all just totally shocked and amazed that she could be so rude. FYI, even though they say 3:30 last call, make sure you get there at 3:00 so you don't get grumpy pants.
  • The woodwork is astounding. The history is quite interesting I highly recommend watching the intro video.
  • One of the best-preserved local history sites I've ever seen! Easy to access location too.

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