Start the day with breakfast at the Samoa Cookhouse an original "lumber style" restaurant, where the walls are line with photos that tell the history of the area's lumber and maritime industry. PH Stop in at the Humboldt Bay's Maritime Museum, located next to the Cookhouse. Open Tues, Wed, Fri & Saturdays from 11 - 4pm. If it's low tide, what the museum reveals will have you venturing to the nearby ocean in search of the remains of the Milwaukee. PH
Over the bridge to the over the bridge to the Blue Ox Millworks & Historic Park
One X St., Eureka. See how gingerbread architecture is made on a tour of this full production working museum. PH
On the way to Old Town, check out the Carson Mansion on 2nd and "M" Streets.
Explore Old Town Eureka The shops, restaurants and cafes now occupy buildings dating back to the 1860's that were once the heart of the commercial district. Visit the Clarke Historical Museum on the corner of 2nd & "D" streets, for more history of Humboldt County and a world reknowned Native American wing. PH Lunch break in Old Town
Cruise Humboldt Bay aboard the Madaket, the last survivor of seven original ferries that transported mill workers and families around Humboldt Bay. This not to be missed 75 minute narrated cruise runs mid May thru October 7th. Call for hours:
Eureka Victorian Walk
You will find interesting architectural styles throughout Eureka. This walk or driving tour will give you a glimpse of houses and commercial buildings that span 1880's to 1920's. Begin by heading south on H St.,(one way street).