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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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Phone: 707-464-3089

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What looks to be a small 2-story building from the outside is a cornucopia of memorabilia spanning 2 centuries detailing the lives of the native population and European settlers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2015
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Crescent City, California
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Crescent City, California
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

What looks to be a small 2-story building from the outside is a cornucopia of memorabilia spanning 2 centuries detailing the lives of the native population and European settlers. Collections include artifacts from the logging and fishing industries which dominated the region. An incredible museum filled with way more many exhibits than can be covered in this review. If you... More 

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Crescent City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

We are museum lovers and this lovely museum has moved into our top 10 favorites! When in Crescent City, CA do not miss this huge collection which spans Native lives, historic exhibits and so much more. The docents are more than ready to answer any questions and there are also many books for sale by local authors.

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1 Thank kamikaze316
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Looks like a small place from the outside but is packed full of local history. Visited on a rainy day and glad we did. Old photo's were very interesting and information on the tsunami in the 60's in particular told the story of devistation

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Thank Bill W
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 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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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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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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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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