Situated on a high cliff overlooking Humboldt Bay, Fort Humboldt State Historic Park is home to the remote military post of Fort Humboldt and a historic logging Museum with several outdoor displays. Established in the mid-1800s to assuage the conflict between settlers in search of gold and the local Native American people, Fort Humboldt was abandoned in 1870 and today stands as a historical museum dedicated to telling the story of the Fort and theNative American people, including the Hoopa, Wiyot, and Yurok of this region.
The museum also showcases the history of logging in Eureka, with displays of logging equipment, an authentic Native American dug-out canoe, and trains, including a fully functional ‘Steam Donkey’ engine. Fort Humboldt State Historic Park also offers an array of outdoor activities to enjoy, ranging from walking, hiking and wildlife watching to various interactive exhibits and educational programs at the Visitor’s Center.
3431 Fort Avenue, Eureka, CA 95503, 707-445-6547
More destinations to explore: Costa Mesa, Eureka, Healdsburg and Santa Ana. Photo: parks.ca.gov
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