Day Trips


The Depot Museum
Fortuna’s local history museum, was originally built in 1893 and served as an active railway station until 1965. In 1974 the City of Fortuna purchased the building for the purpose of creating a museum and moved it to its current location in Rohner Park. As part of Fortuna’s Bicentennial celebration, the Museum had its grand opening on July 4, 1976. Filled with history of the Eel River Valley, the Fortuna Depot Museum is open seven days a week in June, July and August; and open Thursday through Sunday, from September through May. Museum hours are 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
For more information on the Fortuna Depot Museum call (707) 725-7645,
or e-mail: [email protected]

Clark Memorial Museum
Located in the heart of Old Town Eureka, at the corner of Third and E Streets, the Clarke Historical Museum is one of the gems of the North Coast. The exhibits in the 1912 bank building show the history of Humboldt County, with emphasis on the late 1800’s. The displays include furniture, glassware, clothing, and other items from the Victorian period.
Also at the Clark Memorial Museum is a world recognized collection of local Native American baskets, ceremonial regalia, lithic tools and arrowheads, an authentic dugout canoe, minature plankhouse, and much more.

Ferndale Museum
The Ferndale Museum, is an historical and educational museum, fostering an appreciation and understanding of the culture and heritage of Ferndale, the lower Eel River Valley and the area as far south as the Mattole River Valley. The museum features the collection, preservation and display of artifacts that pertain to or were used by the residents of the area. It conducts research and publishes material of historic nature for the education and interest of residents and visitors to the area.

Humboldt Natural History Museum
The Humboldt Natural History Museum, through its collections, exhibits, and programs, inspires an understanding and appreciation of the dynamic natural world. By exploring the museum, we hope visitors are inspired to get out and explore other magical places in northwest California. We also hope to provide a learning laboratory for Humboldt State University students.