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Flippin Castle

Built in 1899

Planning a short trip and wish you knew interesting things to see?

The National Historic Site, The Flippin House, is one. Built high on a hill above the little town of Clatskanie, on Highway 30 just 60 miles from Portland and 35 miles from Astoria.

It was built by Thomas J. Flippin, early day "gypo" logger and sawmill owner. His family lived in sawmill shacks, crude houses built of rough boards, carrying water and wood. The Flippins prospered and before long commissioned Markwell & Sons to build the Castle. It was lovingly restored 81 years later under its fifth owner in a manner as near as possible to its original state.

The senior citizens have purchased it and want to preserve the beauty of this old home for the future generations and to bring back memories to the oldster.

Tours: Mon. - Fri. Groups, please call and set up a date and time.

Location: Clatskanie Senior Citizens, PO Box 383, Clatskanie Oregon 97016 Telephone 503-728-2026 Toll Free: 503-728-3608

Other History nearby:
Astoria Column
Camp Rilea
(Castle Rock)
Castle Rock Exhibit Hall
(Columbia City)
Charles Green Caples House Museum
Clatsop County Heritage Museum
Clatsop County Historical Society

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03/02 Coming to The Clatskanie area
Water Music Festival Seaview WA April1 The Water Music Festival is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to bringing quality chamber music to the Lower Columbia River Region.
Astoria-Warrenton Crab and Seafood Festival Warrenton OR April26 Crab and seafood as well as entertainment. Listen to the Astoria HS Jazz Band on Sunday.
Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival Hoquiam WA April26-28 Witness the migrating shorebirds at Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge and other birding hotspots in Grays Harbor County.
Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Fest Hood River OR May18-19 Start off the weekend with friends and fun featuring Columbia Gorge wineries and eateries. Highlights include entertainment, live music, wine tasting, great food, fruit exhibits with samples, and local artisans.
4th Annual Tenor Guitar Gathering Astoria OR May30-June2 You'll hear guitars, ukeleles, banjos, and fiddles playing their tunes at the tenor guitar gathering.