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Del Norte County History Museum

577 H Street, Crescent City, CA
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Type: Museums
Traveler Description: Wonderful museum. The Del Norte County History Museum is housed in the former county jail. When you enter the main door, the first feeling you get is... more »
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Benicia, CA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We popped into this museum mostly as a respite from the rain. What an unexpected delight! We ended spending more than an hour here and could have stayed longer. The museum has many interesting artifacts including a light house crystal (almost two stories high), indian clothing/items/pictures, jail cells (this was the former sheriff lock-up, lumber industry tools and pictures and... More

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Crescent City, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

This museum showcases Native American artifacts as well as items from the town, the wildlife, early settlers, fishing industry, logging industry, and local shipwrecks and former lights from local lighthouses. It is "chock full" of amazing sights and is well worth the time to stop in and get some local flavor.

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Fairfield, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

This place is worth a visit. I love history and try to visit museums in towns when I can. For a $3 "donation" you get a chance to see Crescent City's rich history. This is a 2 story (or maybe 2.5 story) building with exhibits of just about anything you can imagine. Interior of an early 1900's home, dentist office,... More

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torrance
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Well worth the visit ... especially to see the 5th order Fresnel lense from the St. George Reef Lighthouse "up close and personal".

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Sacramento, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

This museum takes hours to go through properly. The size and scope of the collection is AMAZING! I especially loved all the items from residents that show the daily lives from ye3ars ago. Worth the stop!

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Folsom, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Great museum. Covers all aspects of Americana and has many exhibits about the local area. Well laid out as you pass from room to room. Well done.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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78 reviews 78 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

As a former review said, "When you walk in the front door, you go un-oh." But once you get past the cluttered attic feeling, you realize things are really laid out in an orderly manner and well labeled. They just have a lot of stuff! Each room leads to another that is as interesting, if not more, than the one... More

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Palm Springs
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Another most interesting stop , if you are up that way stop in here at the Museum, was very interesting & learned much about this area! :-)

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Northern Ca
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Large exhibits of local native americana. The point st George Reef Lighthouse fresnel lens also resides here. Great place for research as well. Very helpful volunteer staff and a nice gift shop too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

Well put together and filled with interesting artifacts and information. Plan on spending more time than you think. Three dollars is a steal for this great place.

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