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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Portland, Oregon
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Read the books first for the ultimate experience!

If you plan to visit Aurora, do yourself a huge favor and read Jane Kirkpatrick's three Aurora... read more

Reviewed March 16, 2018
Linda C
Moorpark, California
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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 4 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed March 16, 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

1  Thank Linda C
Reviewed April 19, 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

Thank memaw1936
Reviewed July 24, 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

Thank Kelly B
Reviewed July 15, 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.

Thank oradellian
Reviewed July 2, 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.

1  Thank Susan C
Reviewed May 5, 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.

Thank Ramzak2
Reviewed April 18, 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

Thank Mary B
Reviewed September 24, 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

Thank Ski76
Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a museum consisting of four buildings to display the history of German settlers in the Oregon Territory. It depicts all aspects of their lives and religious beliefs and exhibits artifacts from their settlement. There are also knowledgeable docents who lead tours as we...More

1  Thank Sungron
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