Humboldt County Museums

When it comes to Museums, Humboldt County is lucky in that quite a few exist to give visitors an insight into the past, present and future of the area. From our storied Logging Industry to regional Tribal History, up and down the coast and over to Willow Creek, the rich past of Northern California can be found all over the county.

Check out our list of Museums below and click on each to get additional information, directions, pictures and more.

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Arcata - Cal Poly Natural History Museum

1242 G Street
Arcata, California 95521
Northern Humboldt
Phone: 707-826-4479

The mission of the museum, through its collections, exhibits and programs, is to inspire an understanding and appreciation of the dynamic natural world.  By exploring the museum, visitors...

Arcata - Phillips House Museum

71 7th Street
Arcata, California 95521
Northern Humboldt
Phone: 707-822-4722

The Phillips House Museum preserves the atmosphere of a typical farm house found in Arcata between 1854 and 1932. As a living museum, it's Arcata's best example of Greek Revival architecture...

Blue Lake - Blue Lake Museum

330 Railroad Avenue
Blue Lake, California 95525
Northern Humboldt
Phone: 707-668-4188

The Blue Lake Museum is a free public museum devoted to railroading, logging and living in the Mad River Valley.  The Museum is housed in the old Arcata and Mad River Railroad Depot built in...

Eureka - Blue Ox Millworks

1 X Street
Eureka, California 95501
Humboldt Humboldt
Phone: 707-444-3437

At Blue Ox Millworks, the craftsmanship tools and techniques of the last century are utilized to produce authentic custom millwork for private homes and commercial buildings throughout the United...

Eureka - Clarke Historical Museum

240 E Street
Eureka, California 95501
Northern Humboldt
Phone: 707-443-1947

Founded by Eureka High School teacher Cecile Clarke, the Clarke Historical Museum has been housed in the landmark Bank of Eureka building since 1960.  The Clarke Museum proudly displays the...

Eureka - Fort Humboldt State Historic Park

3431 Fort Avenue
Eureka, California 95503
Northern Humboldt
Phone: 707-445-6547

Fort Humboldt State Historic Park is situated on a bluff overlooking Humboldt Bay.  This remote military post was established in 1853 to assist in conflict resolution between Native...

Eureka - Kinetic Museum

518 A Street
Eureka, California 95501
Northern Humboldt
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Phone: 707-786-3443

The world-famous Kinetic Sculpture Race has its own museum and is a must-see for those who love the race. The Kinetic Museum houses five decades of Kinetic Racing history along with a big...

Ferndale - Ferndale Museum

515 Shaw Avenue
Ferndale, California 95536
Southern Humboldt
Phone: 707-786-4466

The Ferndale Museum is a great place to learn about the history of Ferndale and some interesting things about Humboldt County as well.  They have old blacksmithing equipment, seismographs...

Fortuna - Chapman's Gem & Mineral Shop and Museum

24 Metropolitan Road (the building faces Highway 101)
Fortuna (4 miles south of Fortuna), California 95540
Southern Humboldt
Phone: 707-725-2714

Buzz and Charlotte Chapman opened their first rock shop, the Gem Cottage, in 1950 on the Rogue River in Oregon and have since relocated to their present location just south of Fortuna.  The...


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