Clarke Historical Museum
240 E St, Eureka, CA 95501, United States

Review №1

If you want to step into the past and get glimpse into our local history, this is your spot! They have one of the largest native basket collections on the west coast and they still have their victorian room which I used to love to visit when I was a kid. This place is not to be missed.

Review №2

Small but densely packed museum in Eureka. The first section is natural history and has a large collection of birds and rocks. There is a Vietnam war memorial that focuses on some of the locals. A Victorian section showcases the history of the area.The middle section is reserved for rotating exhibits. On our visit they were showcasing quilts.Lastly, they have the largest collection of Native American baskets in the country! Pretty neat for such a small museum. Definitely a great visit.Suggested donation of $5 for kids and $10 for adults.

Review №3

Upon arrival - This is Our First Stop; wonderful assortment of fascinating historical items. Plan to spend time exploring Once there were over 200 lumber mills in Humboldt County! It was a teeming LumberSeaFood/Fishing Capital...

Review №4

Nice, well done museum. Interesting and noteworthy events. I especially liked seeing the arrest records and reading about prohibition.

Review №5

This is an excellent little museum. The exhibit on indigenous peoples from what is now called Humboldt County was very educational and well curated.

Review №6

Great place to get tourist information and enjoy the local history. The Indian art collectios are amazing!

Review №7

Excellent for local history, funded by Made in Humboldt. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Excellent resource for schools, very sensitive to local native culture, authentic regalia on loan from local tribes members.

Review №8

A small but interesting historical museum focusing on the American history of Humboldt County. There is also a large collection of objects made by the local native tribes, as well as a good deal of cultural information about them. Indeed the native cultures make up half the museum. It is easy to spend an hour or two just skimming through the displays. There is also a museum shop with maps, history books, guides to places and things to do in Northwestern California. If you are visiting the area stop in here to find things you wont want to miss.

Review №9

The selection of Humboldt made products is wonderful. Great gift ideas. Love the Native American section showcasing baskets and other items from coastal tribes. I was able to see a demonstration of stripping spruce roots for basket weaving fiber.

Review №10

Be prepared for an aesthetic treat! There is a large room of Native American basketry and other ephemera that is unprecedented. The Hover Collection of Karuk basketry was destined for the basement of the Smithsonian until local leadership raised the funds to keep it in Eureka. Always check to see whats going on at the museum because there are days when local basket makers come in to demonstrate, etc. Theres a good gift shop here. And lots of other historical exhibits aside from basketry.

Review №11

Very friendly staff and wonderfully historic. Must see!

Review №12

Wonderful collection of Humboldts history and community

Review №13

Very cute museum! Especially loved the Victorian exhibit and its beautiful pieces. Admission is free but donations are appreciated to keep them going. Friendly staff upfront and games fornthe childten if they arnt into looking at a lot of historical pieces from around Humboldt County. The one thing I would love to see is some more volunteers or employees throughout the museum itself, instead of just upfront, to assist in answering some questions about the exhibits themselves. Will definitely return in the future and hope I can ask some question. Lovely Museum!

Review №14

A beautiful and thoughtfully put together museum chock full of interesting local history. Helpful and friendly staff at the front desk.

Review №15

Lots of history behind it.

Review №16

Interesting, friendly staff. Purchased a piece of local environment to take home. .hoping it grows

Review №17

Always fun to see what on display. Good place to take out of town guests.

Review №18

In the heart of Eureka, northern Humboldt county California old Town museum near a shady park. Worth a look on your way up the 101.

Review №19

I was visiting family in Fortuna and wanted to check out a few known haunted places in Eureka. I found a brief article that describes one of the three spirits that reside in the museum, which is posted here.This museum used to be a bank a long time ago, and covers Eurekas history very well. They have a few artifacts of the local native Americans that used to live in Eureka, a Victorian room, a gift shop, and more!

Review №20

Great about one hour visit. Nice and welcoming staff. Cool artifacts. 33% fraternal organizations (e.g. Elks, Masons), 33% Native American (baskets), 33% turn of the century life stuff. Its housed in a gorgeous old bank building.

Review №21

Great little museum in Eurekas downtown. A must see place for tourists, many informative exhibits for the history of an interesting area

Review №22

The Clarke Historical Museum is a nice place to check out Eureka and Humboldt counties past. Great to take the kids. I always had a good experience in the museum. By the way. The building was the old bank. Which is super cool! They do have a Native American section in the Museum too. It has lots of interesting historical pieces in the building. I will definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to see the locals history.

Review №23

Still looking in to some history I have seen around town. Nice place.

Review №24

Interested place old stuff and native Americans bead native art well preserve place of things happen in past of eureka.

Review №25

A great place to visit and to know a little bit of local history

Review №26

We stopped at the visitors center. The ladies at that desk were super helpful and friendly.

Review №27

Really nice staff made it an enjoyable experience

Review №28

Nice people, interesting history.

Review №29

The Clarke Historical Museum is a very kewl place to visit you can learn a lot about Eureka and the native Americans there. Back in 1988 I helped out there it was so fun

Review №30

Excellent display of baskets!

Review №31

One of my favorite places in Eureka. I love this place, and the staff is beyond amazing.

Review №32

An interesting museum but it lacks a lot of background on the indigenous tribes and their history.

Review №33

Top notch local history museum. Definitely worth a visit.

Review №34

Wonderful old Museum of Eureka and Humboldt County

Review №35

Interesting antiques...nice to visit...

Review №36

My daughters class was there for a field trip and one of the employees was extremely rude to several of the children, downright mean even. It ruined the whole experience for some of them. I wouldnt take my kids back.

Review №37

Highly recommend!

Review №38

Much more interesting than you think

Review №39

Very interesting

Review №40

Very helpful, great exhibits.

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Review №42

It good

Review №43

Same asHours

Review №44

Marvelous, must see

Review №45

Local history

Review №46

They were having a yard sale in the museum when I went. It was weird.

Review №47

Authentic collection and free to the public

Review №48

Great place to learn more about Eureka, California

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  • Address:240 E St, Eureka, CA 95501, United States
  • Site:
  • Phone:+1 707-443-1947
  • Museum
  • Historical landmark
  • Local history museum
  • Non-profit organization
  • Tourist attraction
  • Visitor center
Working hours
  • Monday:10am–4pm
  • Tuesday:10am–4pm
  • Wednesday:10am–4pm
  • Thursday:10am–4pm
  • Friday:10am–4pm
  • Saturday:Closed
  • Sunday:Closed
  • Active military discounts:Yes
  • Women-led:Yes
  • Wheelchair-accessible entrance:Yes
  • Wheelchair-accessible toilet:Yes
  • Good for kids:Yes
  • Wi-Fi:Yes
  • Restaurant:No
  • Family friendly:Yes
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