Experience the elegance of the late Victorian period by touring the home of Captain George Flavel. The 1885 Queen Anne home features original Eastlake influenced woodwork, period furnishings, and exotic hardwood fireplace mantels. Begin your tour at the Carriage House Visitor Center (located behind the house on the corner of 7th & Exchange Streets), which houses additional exhibits, the museum store, and orientation video.
The craftsmanship is beautiful
This was the perfect way to spend an afternoon in Astoria with the rain coming down so hard you really couldn't see the view to the Columbia River. We paid our admission and then sat down and watched a short video that gave us an insight into the captain and his family. Next we went up to the house and toured all of the rooms. The first thing you check out is the infinity mirrors in the entryway. They were very interesting! We really enjoyed looking at all of the beautiful Woodwork and the craftsmanship that was put into the house along with the furnishings. All in all it was a great way to spend an afternoon.
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. It comes across as just a rich families vacation home. Maybe that’s accurate, but kind of a shame.
Beautifull victorian mansion
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 information panels, as well one for each room. Both floors of the house are open for viewing and there are quite a lot if original furnishings, artifacts and photographs. I love visiting historical homes and this one is very well preserved.
Must See in Astoria!
Very cool self guided tour of the Flavel House. It was interesting to see all of the details in the house and also the woman who was there to assist visitors was awesome since she had answers for pretty much anything in the house. Hoping in further trips that they will be able to open the entire house up for full tours from the basement to the watch tower at the top, or be able to put in for private tours that I would be more than willing to pay for.
It’s a self guided tour, however they had a movie that you can watch before you go into the house to explain why the house is significant to the area. Signs everywhere so explain what was what. The garden around the house was so pretty and they even had a giant sequoia in the yard.