Eureka's Historic Old Town

  • Address: Between 1st & 5th from C to M Streets, Historic Old Town
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Nowhere is Eureka's Victorian heritage more evident than in Old Town   This meticulously preserved and restored district of unique shops, restaurants, galleries and museums on Humboldt Bay, is a must stop on your visit to the redwoods. The Old Town/Downtown district includes theaters, pubs, antique shops and local coffee houses. Follow this link for a Walking tour of the historic buildings in Old Town. Or view it from the seat of a horse drawn carriage. 
Then take a break in one of our 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 Museum for more history of Humboldt County and a world renowned Native American wing.

Many special events including the Arts Alive art walk the first Saturday of each month, take place in Old Town. 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. Some of the murals in this area are listed on this link to the Eureka Mural Tour. 

New books, old books, clothes, art, home decor, unusual gifts, garden items, jewelry, beads, birdhouses, pirate flags and more can be found as you meander through the shops in this district.     

Here's a list of some of the "Shops & Stops"  

The Linen Closet Cafe Nooner
Morris Graves Museum of Art Bayfront One Restaurant
Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate Humboldt Bay Tourism CenteR - Taste
Third Street Art Gallery Cafe Waterfront
Ink People Center for the Arts Ramone's Bakery
Strictly for the Birds Restaurant 301 
North Coast Co-op Five-Eleven
Redwood Art Association and Gallery Old Town Coffee & Chocolate
Himalayan Rug Traders Lost Coast Brewery
Eureka Books The Sea Grill 
Humboldt Herbals Los Bagels
Oberon Grill Chapala Cafe - Mexican
Many Hands Gallery Clarke Historical Museum