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Clarke Historical Museum

240 E Street, Eureka, CA
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Ranked #13 of 18 Attractions in Eureka
Type: History Museums
Description: A museum specializing in Humboldt County history with numerous Native American artifacts.
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Eureka, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Rotating exhibits keep visitors always learning new items about our past. The Native American room is very nice and does a good job of explaining the role of Native Americans in our area.

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Eureka, California
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187 reviews 187 reviews
52 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

When you're in Old Town stop by. This is a top notch museum and easy to see in a short time. Lots of local history with changing exhibits.

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Eureka, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

The collection of Victoriana and local historical items is extensive. The Native American basketry collection is the best in California. The small gift shop has a large selection of history books about the local area and northwestern California.

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Cecile_Clarke, Owner at Clarke Historical Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great reviews. The Clarke Historical Museum's mission is the acquisition, preservation and educational display of objects relating to the history of Eureka and Humboldt County. We change out exhibits often and are constantly working to improve your museum experience. Thank you to all those who have reviewed our museum through Trip Advisor, your feedback... More

Arcata, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

World-class display of baskets, historic photos, and artifacts from local Native peoples (Hupa, Yurok, Wiyot, and others). Well-done presentation of traditional cultures and lifestyles -- appealing to all ages.

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San Francisco
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134 reviews 134 reviews
34 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

If you want to know what made Eureka tick-be sure to stop here. The Clarke museum Is very special. Eureka was once famous as a redwood lumber capital And successful fishing port

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Fortuna, California, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

A wonderful spot to take a browse through local history. Posters from movies that have been shot around here, a touch of the timber past, and a view into local native american life. A very nice way to kill an hour.

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Northern Caliifornia in India
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

Large collection of native american baskets of outstanding quality, really worth seeing. Lots of antique household objects in recreated rooms, shops, offices, fun to study for nostalgic blasts. Everything from old guns to a dentist's office. They ask only $1 admission! I donated an extra $5, they do such a good job.

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washington dc
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15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

Again Eureka has no appreciation of its potential as a tourist center. It does not value it's heritage enough

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Turlock, California
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225 reviews 225 reviews
43 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2010

What an amazing museum. Part natural history, cultural anthropology and archeology. You never get bored at this museum, the exhibits and collections are varied, informative and whimsical. A tribute is definitely paid to Humboldt County and all the wonderful things that its past has to offer. The Indian basket collection is participially impressive.

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