Listed on the United States National Register of Historic Places, Historic Old Town Eureka is a 350-acre area containing 154 buildings mostly from the Victorian era. It is one of the most meticulously preserved and restored commercial districts in the West. Located along the historic waterfront industrial area on California’s far northwest coast, Historic Old Town Eureka is packed with things to see and do, from art galleries and antique stores to museums, restaurants, coffee shops, and cafes, as well as unique boutiques, bookstores, and one-of-a-kind shops.
Founded in 1850, Eureka’s rich history of logging and fishing gave rise to the Old Town, which arose as the town developed and still retains much of the flavor of its Victorian architecture today. Perched on the edge of Humboldt Bay in the heart of the ancient Redwood belt, Eureka’s classic Old Town is a must for history buffs, architecture-lovers, or simply those who love to shop for something a little different.
Take a break from your walking or carriage tour in one of the many cafes, or dine in some of Eureka’s finest restaurants. Follow up with a stroll on the boardwalk to take in the view of Humboldt Bay, or hop on board the Madaket for a water tour of the bay. Visit the Clarke Historical Musuem for more history of Humboldt County and a world renown Native American wing.
Many special events including the Arts Alive art walk the first Saturday of each month, take place in Historic Old Town Eureka. As you walk the streets of this district, admiring the Victorian architecture, you will find that many of the walls of the commercial buildings in the area are adorned with murals.
Historic Old Town is only one part of Eureka, California. Be sure to tour the Town House Motel’s online Eureka Travel Guide and see what else is in store for you as you explore northern California’a coastal region.
Location: Roughly, 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Streets, between B and M Streets | 322 First St
Eureka, CA 95501 | Eureka Old Town Waterfront Self Guided Tour |0.3 mi from Hotel
Eureka California Outdoor Activities Guide
Within walking distance, a short hop in your car, or a day-long driving loop with lots of stops along the way, you will find some of the most beautiful Eureka California Outdoor Activities and experiences in the world outside your door. Eureka, California and the Town House Motel make a great place to stay while exploring the Northern California coastal, forests, foothills and mountains by trail or winding road.
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