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Address: 1618 Exchange St, Astoria, OR 97103-3615
Phone Number: +1 503-338-4849
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In the building that was once Astoria's city hall, the Heritage Museum...

In the building that was once Astoria's city hall, the Heritage Museum records the colorful past of Clatsop County.

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A Little Bit of Everything

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
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St. Louis, MO
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St. Louis, MO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 time Native Americans were the only occupants in the area and an example of their... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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.

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Jax, FL
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 first settlement by explorers in the west. In recent years movies have been filmed in... More 

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Aurora, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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 floor exhibit on the funding and construction of the Astoria-Megler Bridge and the role that... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 displays said "Coming soon" and the poor guy working the front desk just looked miserable.

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Indio, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 in this trade. This museum provides a wonderful exhibit about this, and much more -such... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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.

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Rochdale, England
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

This is a converted house with five separate sections - Native American, John Jacob Astor, the Chinese Community on the ground floor, and the Astor Bridge and a Saloon Bar on the upper floor. It cost $4 as a senior and was fine to wander around on a rainy day.

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Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

This was our 3rd stop on the museum pass. It was nice to get some more local history as well as the tribal histories in the area.

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