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Flavel House Museum, Astoria

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The Captain George Flavel House Museum known also as Capt. George Flavel House and Carriage House or the Flavel Mansion, is now a house museum in Astoria, Oregon, United States. It was built in 1885 in the Queen Anne architectural style, by George Flavel, a Columbia River bar pilot who was one of the area's first millionaires.HistoryThe house was originally constructed in 1885 by George Flavel, a maritime pilot and entrepreneur who amassed a fortune in his business over the course of thirty years. The 11600sqft house, which spans a whole city block, features Queen Anne architecture. After Flavel's death in 1893, his wife, Mary Christina, lived in the house with the couple's daughters, Nellie and Katie, until her death in 1922. Both Katie and Nelly also lived in the home until their deaths in 1910 and 1933, respectively.The house and its carriage house were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. The house is owned and operated by the Clatsop County Historical Society.In popular cultureThe museum is well known to fans of the film The Goonies, which was filmed in Astoria. It is featured as the museum where Mikey's father works as a curator.
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  • Very beautiful building, worth taking a gander. The information video could use some updating and in would be interesting if the history of the family and the context of the town went more in depth... 
    Very beautiful building, worth taking a gander. The information video could use some updating and in would be interesting if the history of the family and the context of the town went more in depth...  more »
  • Visit begins with a 15 min video in what was the carriage house, now the ticket hall and gift shop, to provide some background as house tour is self guided. There are also some introductory... 
    Visit begins with a 15 min video in what was the carriage house, now the ticket hall and gift shop, to provide some background as house tour is self guided. There are also some introductory...  more »
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  • This house is so well preserved and beautifully furnished. I loved the tall doors and windows, amazing woodwork, and fireplaces. The bathrooms and kitchen were fun to see too! The self tour gave you lots of interesting facts to read about the house details, furniture, and those who lived there. You will not be disappointed. Oh, and the huge tree on the northwest corner was magnificent!
  • Just a couple blocks from Astoria's retail stores. This magnificent home was built by one of the first settlers to Astoria. It is being restored by the Historical Society. The use of wood throughout the house is beautiful and found in all rooms. You can tour all the rooms. Definitely recommend you take the time explore.

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