Every day is an Antiques Show in Aurora! With 25 antiques& specialty shops, eateries, wine tasting, candy factory and a world-class museum complex, Aurora is a must stop and a return stop. Easy freeway access (just 20 minutes from Portland or Salem), public restroom, free parking (RV parking too) and nearby lodging. Aurora is nationally known for the breadth of antiques including furniture, art, pottery, glass, collectibles, mid-century, industrial, western and country primitives.
As Oregon’s first national historic district, you will find one of the largest collections in the West of East-coast style colonial architecture beginning at the Old Aurora Colony Museum and continuing in our walk-around village.
Take the FREE self-guided Emma Walk around the downtown historic district and see Aurora through the eyes of Emma Giesy, a real Aurora Colony woman and the heroine of Jane Kirkpatrick’s trilogy of novels about life here in the mid-1800’s. Pick up your free walking tour brochure map in Aurora’s shops or at the Old Aurora Colony Museum where you will also find a bookstore of these and other books you will enjoy.
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June 28, 2015 Strawberry Social. Old Aurora Colony Museum. 12-4pm. Mark your calendar for one of the sweetest days of summer! Enjoy strawberry shortcake & ice cream in this quaint 19th century courtyard while listening to country fiddlers. It’s a day to bring the family and remember long afterwards. (503)678-5754. www.auroracolony.org
August 8-9 Aurora Colony Days, outdoor ANTIQUES + VINTAGE FAIRE, art show & sale, pancake breakfast, living history and music! 8am-5pm, evening music beginning at 5:30pm. We close off the streets and fill them with antiques and great vintage decor – booth space available for street faire, registration for art show, walk/run see www.auroracolonydays.com