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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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Great place for Kids of all ages

Every year we put on a camp for 4-H kids in the upper elementary grades. They get to make butter... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tracey C
If You Like Local History, You'll Love This!

We had the incredible luck of having Mary, a wonderful lady who was raised in the Dalles, as our... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Selway M
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Pahrump, Nevada
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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
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We had the incredible luck of having Mary, a wonderful lady who was raised in the Dalles, as our tour guide. She spent the time to give us an in depth tour and called our attention to various displays there. The place is very lovingly...More

Thank Selway M
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Only opened a few hours a week, but well worth "the wait" to see OLD The Dalles! Put it on your list!

1  Thank zzrydr
FortDalles, Museum Director at Fort Dalles Museum and Anderson Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Thank You for your glowing review. Just wanted to add that we are open 7 days a week from 10:00am-5:00pm through October.

Reviewed 9 February 2017

Had a little trouble finding this amazing destination but it was worth the detour. Very interesting old home, garage/barn of vintage vehicles and the original Anderson Homestead. Learned so much about the history of original settlers and got to see a horse drawn herse. The...More

Thank Amanda L
FortDalles, General Manager at Fort Dalles Museum and Anderson Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Thank you so much for your positive review of Fort Dalles Museum/Anderson Homestead

Reviewed 1 February 2017

Living history, in many ways - a very good spot to learn more about the area and how it was settled in the 19th century.

Thank OregonTraveler17
Reviewed 2 December 2016

We walked from our hotel downtown to work our legs after the long drive. I expected a quick time ur of the museum but the docents were so good we were there 2 1/2 hours. It was great. Good historical information and interesting things I...More

1  Thank oghunter
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Talk about finding a jewel this is the perfect example. When we visited The Dalles we were told there wasn't much to do there but we visited this little museum at the top of a hill and found a treasure chest of interesting facts about...More

1  Thank Brinkely47
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Interesting collection of artifacts including horse drawn vehicles. The volunteers who staff it are well informed and friendly. It takes 1-1.5 hours to go through and gives a good sense of early day The Dalles.

Thank Lauretta B
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We found out about this museum late in the day, but decided to go there anyway. The volunteers who work there were more knowledgeable about The Dalles than the people who work at the Chamber of Commerce downtown. They were very helpful with directions and...More

1  Thank ThomasTCat
Reviewed 28 September 2016

For a stroll back in time, while venturing out in The Dalles this is a quaint & charming museum. Insightful host share their insight of this charming city.

Thank JulesBrie
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