Established in 1853, Fort Humboldt has had an interesting history as a remote military post. It was originally set up to assist in conflict resolution between Native Americans and gold-seekers and settlers, but later become the headquarters for the Humboldt Military District. Ulysses S. Grant even served here as commanding officer for six months.
It now serves as a park with a reconstructed Surgeon's Quarters and a logging museum, boasting historic 19th- to mid-20th century logging equipment.
3431 Fort Avenue
Eureka, CA 95503
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8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Fort and Logging museums are open daily from 8:00am to 4:30pm. Tours are available on request.