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Fort Dalles Museum and Anderson Homestead

500 W 15th St, 15th and Garrison Streets, The Dalles, OR 97058-1527
+1 541-296-4547
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Enjoy a piece of history in The Dalles!

This makes for a lovely hour or so getting a sense of what The Dalles was like over a century ago... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
Nicole L
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San Antonio, Texas
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My daughter, son in law and kids moved to The Dalles, Oregon earlier this year. We drove up from... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
mfoxy1959
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Lompoc, California
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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500 W 15th St, 15th and Garrison Streets, The Dalles, OR 97058-1527
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

This makes for a lovely hour or so getting a sense of what The Dalles was like over a century ago, with some quirky exhibits inside.

Thank Nicole L
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

My daughter, son in law and kids moved to The Dalles, Oregon earlier this year. We drove up from Central California to visit them. My daughter and four year old grandson accompanied me and my husband to The Fort Dalles Museum. Cal, Mary, and the...More

Thank mfoxy1959
Reviewed 28 September 2017

This was the last museum we visited on our trip to the columbia river gorge. We were tired and almost didn't make time for it. I am so glad we did. There are several buildings to see here. I believe they were from around the...More

Thank Kristin S
Reviewed 7 September 2017 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 1 September 2017

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 17 August 2017

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 17 August 2017

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
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