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Del Norte County History Museum

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Address: 577 H Street, Crescent City, CA
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Description: Phone: 707-464-3089

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Good museum for life in the Del Norte area.

This museum has a lot of information and exhibits on local life in the area over the years in the Del Norte area. Tribes of the area, the tsunami of '64 and the logging business... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
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Hilo, Hawaii
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186 reviews 186 reviews
62 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This museum has a lot of information and exhibits on local life in the area over the years in the Del Norte area. Tribes of the area, the tsunami of '64 and the logging business are all highlights of the museum. They have exhibits of everyday life from the obscure to the mundane. We really enjoyed browsing through the exhibits... More 

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Crescent City, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

In an old building, school children go here to see the history of Del Norte and Crescent City. There are lots of interesting things especially about redwood logging. Very small, takes only about 1 hour. Nice stop if you are here in CC.

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Fortuna, California, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

They have a fresnel lens inside the museum, what a treat to see up close. Very nice staff and great displays. We will go back

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Pacific Grove, California
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200 reviews 200 reviews
71 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We took a driving vacation through northern California, Oregon and Washington, stopping at history museums in each town. This one was definitely the best of the bunch. It's stuffed with fascinating items, so many that we wondered how they were able to persuade so many people to donate so many of their treasures. You'll have glimpses of every walk of... More 

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Benicia, CA
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92 reviews 92 reviews
42 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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20 reviews 20 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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