The Del Norte County Historical Society Museum is located on the corners of 6th & H Streets in Crescent City, and is housed in the former County Hall of Records. It was built in 1926 and a portion of the building was used for the County Jail until 1963 when the present County Sheriff’s station opened. The museum has been operated by the Del Norte County Historical Society (DNCHS) since 1965. The second floor contains original jail cells that serve as individual exhibit space.
The Del Norte County Historical Society Museum is the most comprehensive museum on the north coast between San Francisco, CA and Portland, OR. It includes a renowned Native American basket and regalia collection, the first order Fresnel lens from St. George Reef Lighthouse – which is two stories high – as well as collections on logging, mining, fishing, music, domestics, and much more.
Photo carousels throughout the museum as well as on the walls of various rooms chronicle the historical visual representations of the people and events of Del Norte County. One major installation chronicles the hardships encountered by 1850’s gold miners in Jackson and Josephine counties.
Seasons Open: April through September, Monday through Saturday; October through March, Mondays for research
Hours Open: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fees: $3 adults, $1 ages 6 to 18, under 6 free – members & service personnel in uniform free
ADA Accessibility Notes
The museum is wheelchair accessible on the first floor only.
Pet Friendly Notes
No pets allowed.
For More Information, Contact:
Del Norte County Historical Society
577 H Street, Crescent City, CA 95531