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Del Norte County History Museum

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Address: 577 H Street, Crescent City, CA
Phone Number: 7074643922
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Description: Phone: 707-464-3089

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Small local history museum

Small museum housed in the former County Hall of Records. A portion of the building was used for the County Jail until 1963, and the jail cells are still there on the 2nd floor of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Small museum housed in the former County Hall of Records. A portion of the building was used for the County Jail until 1963, and the jail cells are still there on the 2nd floor of the building for viewing. Museum has an varied and eclectic collection of artifacts from times-gone by: Yurok native american artifact, cameras, musical instruments, lumber industry... More 

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Roosevelt, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The donation is mandatory. Children are offended. Employee is very rude. Employee busy talking to her own friends instead of taking care of customers.

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Crescent City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We always bring our out of town guests here to know more about Crescent City, enjoy the people and love their hats, now own many. Enjoy your visit to our area.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 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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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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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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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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