Clarke Historical Museum

Eureka, CA

Where are we going?

Clarke Historical Museum
240 E Street Eureka
CA 95501

707 443-1947

What is there to do?

Humboldt County has such a rich history, and you can explore it for yourselves at the Clarke Historical Museum which is dedicated to the preservation of the regions' history, and features exhibits just filled with artifacts that related to the heritage!

Located in Eureka's historic Old Town, the Clarke Historical Museum features exhibits on the vibrant Native American cultures, the famous Gold Rush settlement, the "Red Gold" of lumber, and even the prosperous ranching of the times!

In fact, the Native American collection from northwest California tribes at the Clarke Historical Museum is considered among the largest and best in the USA!

Kids can learn about farming and livelihoods that were born from the oceans, and even step back in time with period rooms that actually make you feel you are living over 100 years ago!

You can glimpse at Victorian elegance, see remarkable craftsmanship that was thriving at that time, and even see everyday work, home life and play all from Humboldt's past

The wonders of what's UNDER the earth are also displayed with an impressive gem and mineral collection!

Even the building you are in is surrounded in history, with it being a former bank, built in 1912

So take a trip through the rich history books and heritage of Humboldt County at the Clarke Historical Museum - you never know what secrets you might discover!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $5 suggested donation

Children: $5 suggested donation

Family Deals: $10 suggested donation for a family


Need a little extra help?

Give them a call to ask about the accessibility


When can we go?

10am - 6pm Monday to Saturday, 11am - 4pm Sunday

Open year round


Any top tips?

Check out the Friday Night Markets from 5pm - 8pm every Friday, from May to October

I’m Hungry!

Grab something to eat in the area, there are plenty of places! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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