Flavel House with Tea & Scones

1.5 hours | Astoria | A S T - 2 1 0
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  • Flavel House
Includes snack, Easy activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Experience the leisure of a bygone era with a visit to the stately Flavel House. Now a museum, the house was built in 1885 for Capt. George Flavel, Astoria's first millionaire and one of its most prominent citizens. Today, this Queen Anne-style home is a living tribute to the elegance of the Victorian period and the history of the Flavel family.

Your hour and a half guided tour begins at the pier and travels along Astoria's tree-lined streets. As your shuttle bus approaches Flavel House, you'll be immediately struck by the park-like grounds that cover an entire city block; many of the trees that surround the home were planted by the Flavels over a century ago. This beautiful setting was also the site of many Hollywood movies including the 1980s hits The Goonies and Short Circuit.

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 approximately 11,600-square-foot mansion features elegant woodwork, stained glass windows, and in-laid hardwood floors.

As you walk into the grand entry, it's like stepping back into the 19th century. The first floor features 14-foot high ceilings, a formal parlor, music room, library, dining room, conservatory, kitchen and a butler's pantry. Climb up the winding wooden staircase to the second floor and you'll see the main bathroom (with an enclosed tin-plated copper bathtub), five bedrooms and a sewing room. The attic floor features two bedrooms that were used by the family's servants. The three-story tower provided the Captain a panoramic view of Astoria and the Columbia River.

Throughout the house are elegant furnishings, art and décor typical of the Victorian age. Six unique fireplaces also grace the home and feature different imported tiles from around the world, elaborate hand-carved mantels and patterned fireboxes.

After your tour, you're invited to sit and relax in the parlor over a cup of tea and tasty scones. Later, you'll have the opportunity to visit the restored Carriage House Gift Shop and purchase a souvenir of your visit before returning to the pier.

Special Notes:

To visit Flavel House expect to climb approximately 30 stairs; this historic mansion is not fitted with ramps.

Non air-conditioned school buses or shuttle buses are utilized for this tour.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a tea at the Flavel House

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Mini Bus
Transport Capacity:
30
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
01:00
Free time at site:
15
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
50
Steps:
10
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Re-board your mini-bus and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Mini Bus
Transport Capacity:
30
Travel time:
00:15
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes