Venture back to the days of a bygone era with a visit to the stately Flavel House Museum. The house was built in 1885 for Captain George Flavel, Astoria's first millionaire and one of its most prominent citizens. One of the best-preserved examples of Queen Anne architecture in the Northwest, Flavel House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
On the outside, this stunning mansion boasts a decorative exterior, three-story octagon tower, impressive balconies and verandas. Inside, the approximate 11,600 square foot mansion features elegant woodwork, stained glass windows, and in-laid hardwood floors. The three-story tower provided the Captain a panoramic view of Astoria and the Columbia River.
After your tour, you're invited to sit and relax in the parlor for a cup of tea and scones. You'll have the opportunity to visit the restored Carriage House Gift Shop to purchase a souvenir, before returning to the pier.
Need to Know:
Note: This tour involves steps inside and outside the house, including a wooden winding staircase.
Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.