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Old Aurora Colony Museum

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Address: Corner of Second & Liberty Sts, Aurora, OR 97002
Phone Number: +1 503-678-5754
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Artifacts from the Aurora Colony, settle in the 1850s by seekers of...

Artifacts from the Aurora Colony, settle in the 1850s by seekers of religious freedom.

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The Museum's docent could not have been kinder! Artifacts of real life in Oregon in the 1880-1900s. Original building and wagons, tools and an outhouse too! Good value at $5 per... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 July 2016
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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

The Village of Aurora is one of the most historic areas in the entire North West. The historical society has been around for over fifty years. Considering this rich heritage, it was surprising that the museum has so few exhibits. It is also surprising that the actual materials which were on view were so limited. There is an excellent and... More 

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New Jersey, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

The Museum's docent could not have been kinder! Artifacts of real life in Oregon in the 1880-1900s. Original building and wagons, tools and an outhouse too! Good value at $5 per adult.

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Thank oradellian
Las Vegas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Aurora is rich in the history of this great little city. I just wish I had more time to visit everything. When you go, stop at the Aurora Colony Museum first to get lots of information. Plan a full day in Aurora to see everything.

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Oregon City, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Very interesting and informative. Outdoor displays are a good look into the 1870's. Love it! The colony artifacts were well presented.

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Thank Ramzak2
Milwaukie, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

This hidden treasure is only a 35 minute drive from downtown Portland. Make a day trip by stopping at the many antique shops in town and spending an hour or so at the Museum. Don't miss the opportunity to see the 10 minute video which gives an excellent overview of the Colony established by hundreds of industrious and skilled Germans... More 

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Springfield, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

Meet with friends for explore of this Old Colony museum. Learned how and why these German settlers came to Oregon to settle in their utopian community, and people being people perfection not attained, but an industrious group that did much to advance agriculture and music in their region of the Willamette Valley. Fun to see settings of daily segments of... More 

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Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

This is a museum consisting of four buildings to display the history of German settlers in the Oregon Territory. It depicts all aspects of their lives and religious beliefs and exhibits artifacts from their settlement. There are also knowledgeable docents who lead tours as we as an interesting video presentation. The surrounding area is replete with antique shops that tolerate... More 

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Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015

Most of the collection is "home life" articles -- things people actually used. They have a spinning wheel exhibit and demonstration once a year as well as an annual quilt show (at different times of the year). The building itself if an authentic piece of the Oregon Trail history. All of Aurora is fun to walk around and visit all... More 

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oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2015

If you enjoy history of a colony, especially in Oregon, try, the museum and colony complex from the settling of Aurora oregon. Also, if you have read historical fiction writer Jane Kirkpatrick, this visit is especially enjoyable as she has written 3 books about the development of this area. If you can arrange to take a tour from one of... More 

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oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

This is a very nice museum, lots of displays inside and out ,many buildings and lots of excited staff/volunteers . The Aurora area has a neat history worth learning about.

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