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.
Enjoyable Historic Stop
Thoroughly enjoyed the visit here. The gent on site gave us a very nice intro into the life of the family and history of the house. Walkthrough has a fun little treasure hunt to identify items that did not belong.
The house "Host" was a wealth of wonderful information. He added so much historical information, info on the architecture, and the original owners.
Neat little place worth a stop. $7 donation per person. Interesting video shown in the carriage house regarding the original owner and family. Tour the 2 main floors of the house...some of the furnishings were original, but only a few here and there. It is a lovely old Victorian and the docents are eager to answer any questions (and were very disappointed that we really didn't have any, lol, we've toured a lot of old houses).
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.