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Old Aurora Colony Museum

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A must-see even if you don’t read Kirkpatrick

A must-see if you’re exploring the area. The volunteers are very helpful and they really enjoy what... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Seattle, Washington
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Step back in time...

Best to get a guided tour when possible. Our guide, contacted in advance, told many fascinating... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Portland, Oregon
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Artifacts from the Aurora Colony, settle in the 1850s by seekers of religious freedom.
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Corner of Second & Liberty Sts, Aurora, OR 97002
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

A must-see if you’re exploring the area. The volunteers are very helpful and they really enjoy what they do and sharing with others their knowledge. The museum, as others said earlier, can do a better job with their exhibits, although the exterior side is cool....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Best to get a guided tour when possible. Our guide, contacted in advance, told many fascinating stories about the colony that settled this area while the Civil War was raging in other parts of the USA. Several well preserved structures from early settlers are also...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

If you plan to visit Aurora, do yourself a huge favor and read Jane Kirkpatrick's three Aurora volumes about early founder Emma Geisy. The museum is located in the colony's old Ox Barn and locals have contributed heirlooms to make it a very intimate collection....More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Linda C
Reviewed 19 April 2017

If you have an interest in the origins of Old Oregon and the special ways in which we have become a diverse and unique population, try a visit here at the museum. The tour guides and the displays really know how to show the origins...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

The Village of Aurora is one of the most historic areas in the entire North West. The historical society has been around for over fifty years. Considering this rich heritage, it was surprising that the museum has so few exhibits. It is also surprising that...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

The Museum's docent could not have been kinder! Artifacts of real life in Oregon in the 1880-1900s. Original building and wagons, tools and an outhouse too! Good value at $5 per adult.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank oradellian
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Aurora is rich in the history of this great little city. I just wish I had more time to visit everything. When you go, stop at the Aurora Colony Museum first to get lots of information. Plan a full day in Aurora to see everything.

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Susan C
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Very interesting and informative. Outdoor displays are a good look into the 1870's. Love it! The colony artifacts were well presented.

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 18 April 2016

This hidden treasure is only a 35 minute drive from downtown Portland. Make a day trip by stopping at the many antique shops in town and spending an hour or so at the Museum. Don't miss the opportunity to see the 10 minute video which...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Mary B
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Meet with friends for explore of this Old Colony museum. Learned how and why these German settlers came to Oregon to settle in their utopian community, and people being people perfection not attained, but an industrious group that did much to advance agriculture and music...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Ski76
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