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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  • The Flavel house is a lovingly preserved house that was home to the city's most distinguished family. Its hard to escape how passionate the volunteers that run this place are about this place and it s...  more »
  • What an amazing piece of history and so beautifully decorated. We were the only ones in the house the day we went, so were able to take our time and thoroughly go through the home. This home is a must...  more »
  • Make sure you see the little movie in the where the tickets are sold. Its gave a great history not only of the house and the Captain but Astoria in general. The house and decorations were amazing. The...  more »
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  • I'm glad I went, but it was about what I expected. If you have toured turn of the century houses, this fits that description. Nonetheless, it is one of the better ones that I've seen. (Why only a 3? If a place meets my expectations, it gets a 3. Hopefully this makes my reviews more useful.)
  • Be sure to watch the movie on the Flavels in the carriage house BEFORE you tour the house. It offers a good deal of context. Very nice museum.
  • What a remarkable historical site to visit! You need time and a video camera to get in the full visit. You can have a guide or do it yourself. It's amazingly beautiful with landscape and the house & decor. I need to visit a second time in order to obtain the full visit. You watch the video prior to the tour. The cost is decent. I wouldn't recommend it foe small kids or disabled people. Too many stairs and no elevator access to see the floors and rooms. A child of 12+ would probably appreciate the tour. Anyone else under that age may be bored and not allow you to experience the full potential visit. Parking is easy to find on the streets and surrounding neighborhood. I had fun!
  • beautiful home, friendly knowledgeable ladies. Really enjoyed our visit.
  • I love this museum! Absolutely gorgeous inside! The people there were so great about telling you all about the house and answering any questions you have. Loved the experience!
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