Now I have been there several times but my Granddaughter has not been introduced to her charms. So off we went to hang out in Museums and Victorian Charm of Astoria. The tow is full of turn of the century houses full of beach charm and many colorful Victorian painted ladies.
One of a the museums that I have always wanted to visit was the Flavel House. A Queen Anne Victorian House built for Captain George Flavel, a ships captain and one of the most influential residents of Astoria. It was completed in 1886 as his retirement home.
I eyed the turret atop the house and hoped that the tour would include the river viewing room but it was not open the day we visited.
It is said Captain Flavel watched the river traffic from the view room often.
Most museums of mansions and homes do not allow pictures of the indoor rooms. I was thrilled that pictures with flashes were allowed in this museum, so I was able to include some in this post.
Scenes depicting these events are displayed on the Astoria Column, spiraling from its base to just beneath its viewing platform, 125 feet in the air. The painting of the artwork took three months and was completed in 1923.
164 steps to the top of the column then provide spectacular 360 degree views. Balsa wood airplanes purchased at the gift shop can be flown from the viewing platform to sail far off into the distance.
By far my favorite part of the day, was the drive we did around Astoria looking at the Historic houses.
A stop at a locally Brewery for dinner that not only brews and serves 16 different brews made on the premises but they cater to families and pets as well. It was as interesting place to say the least!!