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Fort Dalles Museum and Anderson Homestead

500 W. 15th Street, 15th and Garrison Streets, The Dalles, OR 97058-1527
+1 541-296-4547
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If anyone loves history you will love this place. It tell stories from the late 1800's til the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Crystal F
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Little Rock
via mobile
Very nice small museum with very nice and experianced guides

The guides were very nice and detaily described the history of Fort and Anderson Homestead. We had... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
tricemi
,
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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This museum served as a military fort in the mid-1800s. Opened as a history museum in 1905 Anderson Homestead dates back to 1890-house, privy,granary,barn Antique Horse Drawn Vehicles and Early Automobiles
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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500 W. 15th Street, 15th and Garrison Streets, The Dalles, OR 97058-1527
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+1 541-296-4547
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If anyone loves history you will love this place. It tell stories from the late 1800's til the 1900's. You learn alot about the Fort and the Anderson family from Sweden. You will see the home that Mr. Anderson built for his family.

Thank Crystal F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guides were very nice and detaily described the history of Fort and Anderson Homestead. We had three kids with us, and the guedes made the visit especaily plesant for them with notes to search different object in different rooms. For us Europeans it was...More

Thank tricemi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have traveled through The Dalles a few times and never knew this treasure was there. Amazed how lovely the house is. Lots of interesting things to look at. Get there early so you can see everything. The view of where the house sits is...More

Thank cwhite1963
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited all the buildings that are part of this museum and was pleased with every one. At The Anderson Homestead I was greeted by a docent in period dress who gave me a brief history of her time at the house and offered me...More

Thank MartyW60
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We have seen the sign for this many times as we have passed through the Dalles this time we made time to stop. It cost 8 dollars a person. We really did not have high hopes but boy were we wrong ! This museum has...More

Thank simpleyme
Reviewed 31 July 2017

I would only recommend paying to visit if you have a specific interest in the pioneering or military history of the immediate area. I specifically wanted to see the homestead as my ancestors came to The Dalles on the Oregon Trail. It was interesting picturing...More

Thank NoStoppinUs
Reviewed 18 July 2017

This small collection offers more architectural interest than exhibits. Inviting and pleasant, it appeals mostly to adults.

Thank aphrab
Reviewed 1 July 2017

we've lately been taking the smallest back roads and visiting the smallest museums in our area. it takes a bunch of work and investigation (get the benchmark series maps !!) but it has been tremendously rewarding. this was a stopover from hood river to boardman...More

1  Thank abearfellow
Reviewed 29 June 2017

The past military surgeon's lavish home from 1856 is still standing and in pristine condition. The tour also includes a visit to the Anderson Pioneer House, barn, and granary across the street; as well as a visit to an antique car and buggy collection that...More

Thank MaltaBound
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Every year we put on a camp for 4-H kids in the upper elementary grades. They get to make butter and ice cream the old fashion way. They sew an item by hand, learn about old fashion farm tools, and so much more. It's very...More

Thank Tracey C
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