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Worth taking the time to visit.

We stopped at the Heritage Museum and were pleased with the amount of history and information of... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2018
tripoddy
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Pendleton, Oregon
A good presentation of Astoria history

Well worth your time and the modest admission fee. I always enjoy museums like this one that... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2018
Tom S
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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.
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1618 Exchange St, Astoria, OR 97103-3615
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+1 503-338-4849
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Old city hall remade into museum. Very clean and organized. Interactive exhibits for younger kids too. Didnt spend a lot of time here, maybe an hour. Helpful staff!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank michellemI1065SE
Reviewed October 12, 2018

If you're short on time but really want to get a feel for the town of Astoria, you should spend 1-2 hours at this small but informative museum. Two-story with several small rooms focused on the history of the town.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Astrid K
Reviewed September 17, 2018

We stopped at the Heritage Museum and were pleased with the amount of history and information of the area packed into this museum. The building architecture is grand, as well as the saloon on the upper level. There is a large room of medical equipment,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tripoddy
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Well worth your time and the modest admission fee. I always enjoy museums like this one that include presentations of the experiences of its everyday citizens of the past.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tom S
Reviewed July 22, 2018

The charge of $4 per person was worth it. The museum located in the old Astoria court house has many displays of the early history of the town. It tells of the backgrounds of the early settlers, the good and not good political happening in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Steve B
Reviewed May 6, 2018

Wonderful collection of historic photos, artifacts, and amazing artwork (temporary display), interestingly displayed in a century-old city hall building.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Laura M
Reviewed March 7, 2018

If you are going to all the museums in Astoria, you might be interested in this one on Astoria's past heritage.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Mikpar
Reviewed March 4, 2018

We learned a lot about the history of Astoria, which gave us a good grounding in enjoying the town. The displays were interesting and well-done. Recommend!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank CascadiaPNW
Reviewed February 27, 2018

This was our favorite history museum in Oregon (along with Fort Clatsop.) Comprehensive displays of Native Americans, pioneers, sailing, fur trade, immigrants, prominent businessmen, gaming, etc. I'd read "Astoria" about John Jacob Astor's Expedition (highly recommend it) and was glad to see interesting information about...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed January 11, 2018

You can learn so much from the Heritage Museum! I could have spent hours in here. Also they let you roll the wheel on the 100 year old roulette table so it's worth it just for that alone. Super fun, super interesting, really helpful staff!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank shelleshelleshe
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