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 must see! The staff was gracious and informative! Beautifully restored lots of original pieces.  more »
  • When visiting Astoria we learned of the Flavel House Museum and it sounded interesting. The story behind the family that lived there is well told and the mansion is well preserved. It was an interesti...  more »
  • Nice house, interesting family story, done in about an hour. $5 each. Parking on the city streets, set your brakes. LOL  more »
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  • Absolutely amazing. Stunning house. Perfectly preserved. Been to some well known castles in central Europe and I would say this place knocks them out of the park. So much detail. Ive never seen doors so big or ceilings that high in a private home. Would highly recommend. Bonus the tree outside is one of the largest Ive ever seen.
  • Early morning rain prompted our visit and we were glad we chose to go. There is a short film introducing the home and it's history. The house is grand and very well maintained. Guides are available to answer questions, but mostly it's a self guided tour where you can linger if you wish. We liked it and felt is was a nice introduction to Astoria's past.
  • I went there today, and I really enjoyed it. The house was beautiful, but realistically portrayed as the leading lady of its time. Built for a sea captain and his very young wife, the self-guided tour starts with a film in an adjoining house, probably the maid and butlers quarters. Then you enter the main house as if you are a guest. It is painstakingly decorated and shows very well.
  • If you appreciate woodwork and turn of the century craftsmanship and design this place is a real treat. Self guided tour but there are knowledgeable staff more than willing to relay the history of the place and the people who lived there. A very nice way to spend an hour or so.
  • Very cool mansion home built by the richest man in Astoria 130 years ago. Nicely preserved and presented. Very reasonable admissions fee of $6 a person. Self-guided tour, but there are staff on hand to tell you more about the home and the customs of the time. A very interesting way to spend 2 hours. Not an experience you will soon forget. Plus-the home was the "museum" Mikey's Dad worked at in the Goonies when they were riding their bikes on the way to their adventure and the dad was taking down the flag outside!
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