Americana Summer Destination

Browse Aurora's 23 shops including 18 antiques & vintage stores for artifacts and decor from the past.

Browse Aurora’s 23 shops including 18 antiques & vintage stores for artifacts and decor from the past.

Welcome to Oregon’s Premier Antiques Destination!  As the state’s First National Historic District, you can enjoy extraordinary selections within an easy-to-walk historic experience.

Aurora has recently been selected by House Beautiful and Country Living magazines as one of the Best 50 USA Antiques Towns!

Free parking (room for RV’s too) where you can park for the day and roam the village on foot.  Most shops and the Old Aurora Colony Museum are located within a five-square block area.  Conveniently sited public restroom, too.

Enjoy home-style foods and desserts, local wines and beers, bracing coffees and artisan baked goods or sample hazelnut and chocolate candy, freshly made in town.

Spend a day here or find nearby lodging at a local Bed & Breakfast, Wilsonville motels, Champoeg State park campground or RV tourism parks.  There’s plenty to see here!

August 12-14 Aurora Colony Days. Antique + Vintage Street Faire, Aug. 13, 8-4, 5K Run, Parade, Hands-on Living History, Music in the Park – it’s a weekend of festivities! Art Show & Sale, Aug. 12-14. Art Show & Faire booth space info at www.AuroraColonyDays.com

Aurora Colony Days Antiques + Vintage Sale. August 13th, 2016. 8-4. Join the fun! No admission, free parking. We close off the downtown streets and fill it with amazing vintage and antique goods PLUS our 23 fabulous shops make this an event you don't want to miss!

Aurora Colony Days Antiques + Vintage Sale. August 13th, 2016. 8-4. Join the fun! No admission, free parking. We close off the downtown streets and fill it with amazing vintage and antique goods PLUS our 23 fabulous shops make this an event you don’t want to miss!

Berries and Beyond!

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We're getting the garden courtyard of the Old Aurora Colony Museum ready for our annual Strawberry Social on June 26.

We’re getting the garden courtyard of the Old Aurora Colony Museum ready for our annual Strawberry Social on June 26.

Strawberry Social, June 26, 2016, 12-4pm, Old Aurora Colony Museum.

The weather forecast shows sunny skies for this favorite annual event.  Come join us for strawberry shortcake and ice cream under the shady trees in the Aurora Colony Museum’s 19h century courtyard.  Listen to Old Time Fiddlers and visit with friends and family!

(Don’t think you’ll know anyone?  No matter – this is a very friendly place!)

Afterwards, enjoy the village of Aurora’s 23 shops, all open for your berry enjoyment.

For details on this and all museum events go to www.auroracolony.org.

July 16 Spin & Dye Day, demonstrations presented by Aurora Colony Handspinners Guild, Old Aurora Colony courtyard.

July 24 Garden Party at the Emma Wakefield Herb Garden, Old Aurora Colony Museum courtyard.

August 12-14 Aurora Colony Days. Antique + Vintage Street Faire, Aug. 13, 8-4, 5K Run, Parade, Hands-on Living History, Music in the Park – it’s a weekend of festivities! Art Show & Sale, Aug. 12-14. Art Show & Faire booth space info at www.AuroraColonyDays.com

Aurora Colony Days Antiques + Vintage Sale.  August 13th, 2016.  8-4.  Join the fun!  No admission, free parking.  We close off the downtown streets and fill it with amazing vintage and antique goods PLUS our 23 fabulous shops make this an event you don't want to miss!

Aurora Colony Days Antique + Vintage Street Faire. August 13th, 2016. 8-4. Join the fun! Free admission, free parking. We close off the downtown streets and fill them with amazing vintage and antique goods PLUS our 23 fabulous shops make this an event you don’t want to miss!

Aurora Ready for Warm Weather Fun

Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-30, 2016.

Americana Antiques Shopping!

Aurora chosen as Oregon’s top antiques & vintage destination by House Beautiful and Country Living magazines!

Twenty-three shops, many in historic buildings, including some of America’s best antiques and vintage stores, galleries, eateries, candy factory and garden shop.

Convenient free parking (including room for RV’s).  Just park your vehicle for the day and stroll around the village.  Most shops and eateries are within a 5 square block area.

Visit the Old Aurora Colony Museum for a self-guided tour in this five-building mid-19th century complex with herb garden & furnished houses surrounded by a white picket fence.

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On any day you arrive in town, take the self-guided Emma Walk as you browse Aurora’s historic downtown area. Pick up a FREE “Walk with Emma” map/brochure in shops or at the Old Aurora Colony Museum.

Who the heck is Emma? Emma Wagner Giesy was a lady of the Aurora Colony and is also the heroine of three novels by Jane Kirkpatrick about life in the fascinating Aurora Colony. Let Emma introduce herself to you and lead you around this charming little village.

 

June 26 Strawberry Social, Old Aurora Colony Museum 12-4pm. Enjoy strawberry shortcake in our 19th century courtyard and listen to old time fiddlin’.

For details on this and all museum events go to www.auroracolony.org.

July 16 Spin & Dye Day, demonstrations presented by Aurora Colony Handspinners Guild, Old Aurora Colony courtyard.

July 24 Garden Party at the Emma Wakefield Herb Garden, Old Aurora Colony Museum courtyard.

cropped-ACD_2016LogoAugust 12-14 Aurora Colony Days. Antique + Vintage Street Faire, Aug. 13, 8-4, 5K Run, Parade, Hands-on Living History, Music in the Park – it’s a weekend of festivities! Art Show & Sale, Aug. 12-14. Art Show & Faire booth space info at www.AuroraColonyDays.com