Clarke Historical Museum
- Permanent exhibits on local Native American culture, plus regional history and natural history
- Features northwestern California Indian basketry and ceremonial regalia, primarily from the Yurok, Karok, Hupa, and Wiyot peoples
- Location: 240 E Street (3rd and E Street) in Eureka
- Open Tuesday through Saturday from 12 noon to 4 p.m.
- Admission: free
- Call (707) 443-1947
- Visit http://www.clarkemuseum.org/
- Preserves and exhibits the history and heritage of this still thriving dairy community with its lovely, well-kept Victorian houses and storefronts
- Features the artifacts, furniture, and other items that have survived since the town was founded and displays them in settings of the Victorian era
- Also features an operating seismograph, a telephone switchboard, working crank phones, farm and logging equipment, a barber shop, and a complete blacksmith shop
- Exhibits change and are thoroughly researched, clearly identified, and artfully displayed.
- Location: Shaw and 3rd Street in Ferndale
- Open February to December, Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; June to September also open on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed in January. Docent-led school tours available by appointment
- Call 786-4466
- Email gro.muesum-eladnrefnull@muesum
- Visit http://www.ferndale-museum.org/
Fort Humboldt State Historic Park
- Partially reconstructed outpost, built in the 1850s to settle the conflict between local Native Americans and incoming settlers
- Features a historical museum with military and native displays depicting then-common events of the region
- A logging museum and two operational steam engines
- Most recent addition is a historic garden made up of plants that were popular and available in the mid-1850s
- Location: 3431 Fort Avenue in Eureka
- Open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; museum is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Call ahead for guided tours: (707) 445-6567
- Visit http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=665
Fortuna Depot Museum
- Contains the history of the Eel River Valley
- Collections include intriguing memorabilia from railroad, farm, and war eras, including large locks, sparkplugs, and barbed wire displays
- An extensive doll collection
- Many types of fishing gear and lures
- Location: 1 Park Street in Fortuna
- Open June to August, daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; September to May, Thursday through Sunday from 12 noon to 4:30 p.m.
- Call (707) 725–7645
- Visit http://www.sunnyfortuna.com/museum
Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum
- Dedicated to North Coast maritime history
- Artifacts, ships, models, photos, and more
- Indoor and outdoor exhibits
- Volunteer teen docent program and docent-led tours
- Location: 423 First Street, behind the Carson Mansion, in Eureka
- Open daily from 12 noon to 4 p.m.
- Call (707) 444-9440
- Visit http://www.humboldtbaymaritimemuseum.com
Humboldt County Historical Society
- Publishes a quarterly magazine, the Humboldt Historian
- Maintains a thorough reference library
- Prints historical books, records and transcribes oral histories, archives valuable collections, and makes the information in those collections available to researchers; fee for research
- Web site provides research links
- Location: 703 8th Street in Eureka
- Open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12 noon to 4 p.m., and Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.
- Call (707) 445-4342
- Visit http://www.humboldthistory.org
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
- Enjoy exhibits on the local natural and cultural history
- Explore exhibits on the Yurok, Sinkyone, and Wiyot peoples, including basketry and tools
- Regularly scheduled talks and programs
- Location: 45 mi. south of Eureka along the Avenue of the Giants and 20 mi. north of Garberville
- Visitor Center is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the rest of the year, Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed Thanksgiving and Christmas
- Call (707) 946-2409 or (707) 946-2015
- Visit http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=425 or http://www.humboldtredwoods.org
Hupa Tribal Museum
- A non–profit entity of the Hoopa Valley Tribe, created to preserve, and to share, the rich culture and history of the native people of northern California
- Displays one of the finest collections of Hupa, Yurok, and Karuk artifacts in northern California
- Includes a fine display of local Indian basketry, ceremonial regalia, redwood dugout canoes, and tools and implements used by the Hupa, Yurok, and Karuk tribes
- Location: at the Hupa Reservation on Highway 96 in Hoopa
- Open Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed from 12 noon to 1 p.m.); open in the summer, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Admission: nominal fee
- Call (530) 625-4110
- Visit http://www.hoopa-nsn.gov/departments/museum.htm
Patrick’s Point State Park
- Learn about the cultural history of Humboldt County at the Visitor’s Center
- Sumêg Village, a recently constructed Yurok Indian Village with a native plant garden
- Programs on the archaeology and history of the area are offered periodically at Sumêg.
- Location: 4150 Patrick Point Drive in Trinidad, 25 mi. north of Eureka
- Visitors Center is open Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Call (707) 677-3570
- Visit http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=417
Stone Lagoon Schoolhouse Museum
- Native American artifacts, local history.
- Location: Redwood Trails, Hwy 101 in Orick
- Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, daily from 12 noon to 7 p.m. Classrooms tours available all year by appointment.
- Call (707) 488-2061
- Exhibits display the natural history of the area
- Yurok baskets, seashell and insect collections, historic photographs, and a native plant garden.
- Location: 529 B Trinity Street in Eureka
- Open during the summer season, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12 noon to 3 p.m.. Special tours by appointment.
- Call (707) 677-0716
- Visit http://www.trinidadmuseum.org/