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Old Aurora Colony Museum
Ranked #4 of 12 things to do in Aurora
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Owner description: Artifacts from the Aurora Colony, settle in the 1850s by seekers of religious freedom.
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.

Thank oradellian
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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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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.

Thank Ramzak2
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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 who crossed the Oregon Trail to establish Oregon's first and most successful Christian communal society (1856 to 1883).

Permanent exhibits include the Aurora Brass Band and Dr. Giesey's Drugstore. Other exhibits change every 4 months. One of my favorite museums in the greater Portland area.

Thank Mary B
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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 work needed with tools, plus great medicinal garden.

After museum explore walked Emma's path to get a better understanding of Colony's layout in 1853; seeing beyond how town is configured today. Along the way easy to take a break for coffee or lunch and especially to check out the multitude of antique shops.

Hope to return for big Quilt Festival that happens over a week mid-October.

Thank Ski76
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