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Heritage Museum

1618 Exchange St, Astoria, OR 97103-3615
+1 503-338-4849
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Interesting history of the locale!

Nice blend of local history. From Clatsop Indians to Baudy Houses, Illicit Liquor, and the fur... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
Don M
via mobile
A Great Slice of Local History

While this venue isn't as compelling as the maritime museum, it is certainly worth a visit. You... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Portland, Oregon
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In the building that was once Astoria's city hall, the Heritage Museum records the colorful past of Clatsop County.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1618 Exchange St, Astoria, OR 97103-3615
+1 503-338-4849
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Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Nice blend of local history. From Clatsop Indians to Baudy Houses, Illicit Liquor, and the fur trade, this Museum has some great displays! Take the time to read the plaques.

Thank Don M
Reviewed 11 April 2017

While this venue isn't as compelling as the maritime museum, it is certainly worth a visit. You will be exposed to the history of Astoria, warts and all. Many folks today have no concept of the KKK, prohibition, and unfair labor practices - but you'll...More

Thank MRK-Portland
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We were pleasantly surprised at how much we enjoyed this museum. We only went here because it was part of a three museum pass that we purchased, but we are certainly glad we did. Lots of exhibits and history for this interesting town, from the...More

1  Thank ThomasTCat
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We thought the museum was interesting and worth the admission. We are interested in history, but I am sure some people would be interested in their wall of the bawdy part of town in their early years. Good overall history of the bridge a well.

Thank 2born4m
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This area celebrates four Native American tribes were for trappers and hunters long before the explores came to this area. Later, in my recent history, this museum documents logging companies, trade in furs, farming and fishing, as major industries in this area. This became the...More

2  Thank Brewer4
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I spent part of an hour going through the Heritage Museum. The house was interesting as it was built in 1904. The museum has a decent depiction of native life in the area before the arrival of the white man. I particularly found the second...More

Thank Mikeshy
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is an interesting place for history buffs. The exhibits include the natives before any british settlement, the life in the first settlement, history of the astoria bridge, etc.

1  Thank Xeratol
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This place reminds me of my elementary school trips to the local museum. It has some lackluster displays with very little authenticity and a few photos and exhibits placed here and there with no rhyme or reason. Most of the video screen for the interactive...More

Thank Bub W
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Understanding the origins of populating and settling the Pacific Northwest start with an understanding of the fur trade, a worldwide enterprise in the late 18th century. And perhaps none other than John Jacob Astor, for whom the town is named, played a more pivotal role...More

1  Thank Dennis S
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Good for a rainy-day visit. Elevator to take you upstairs if you need it. Local history museum with some displays that would be interesting for families. Work is being done on the street outside, so parking is limited.

1  Thank LetsGoDen
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