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Fort Humboldt State Historic Park

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Address: Highland Ave., Eureka, CA
Phone Number: +1 707-445-6567
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Historical Fort Humboldt

This is a very easy attraction to access from town. Fort Humboldt was once commanded by Ulysis Grant. There's actually two attractions at Fort Humboldt. The Fort, and a logging... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 September 2016
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Burbank, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This was super close to our hotel. We had a great time walking to each room. It is worth the time and we enjoyed reading about the town at the time. Also has some information on logging and trains.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Every fort deserves a visit and this one has a lot to offer. The fort was placed on pristine elevated grounds which provided an excellent observation point of the Humboldt bay area. There are several buildings to walk through and exhibits to study. On the grounds are working steam powered equipment from the local logging history , and even an... More 

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Fortuna, California, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Not what I particularly liked.. Just ground with old buildings.. A friend went there with a tour and was impressed.. I guess they had a historian that gave a talk on the place.. We drive by it all the time, but rarely go into the area.

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EurekaCalif
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is a very easy attraction to access from town. Fort Humboldt was once commanded by Ulysis Grant. There's actually two attractions at Fort Humboldt. The Fort, and a logging museum which is incredible in it's own right.

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Oshtemo, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This was a nice park to walk around and read about the logging history. The Fort was pretty scarce and none of the buildings were open. We had a good time and it was a nice day to walk around and read about the logging in the area.

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Eureka, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

It is not way up on the list a great state parks but I would recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about local history. It is a great place to learn more about the history of the local logging industry.

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Lake Forest, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We traveled through the park in June. While driving through, we encountered a huge herd of elk. They didn't care that I was 10 feet away snapping photos of their grazing. Cool!

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Vacaville, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Historical site worth stopping to see. It's free. The most informative items were the signs throughout the fort that you could read. There are 2 original buildings on the site and you can go in some days, but not really much to see in there. There are very small signs by the doors indicating if they are open or closed... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Covers the uses of the fort, the remaining buildings are very interesting to visit and good collection of historical logging equipment. Can't comment on the museum itself as it was closed when we visited. If you are in the area and have an hour to spare it is worth a visit.

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Only for true history buffs. You can understand why general grant lasted only 6 months here. Only two building remain and they are worth seeing but that only takes about 30 minutes. This is not a destination stop but something to see in the area if you love history.

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