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Historic Courthouse Museum

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Address: 255 N Main St, Lakeport, CA 95453-4830
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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Local museum that's much better than most!

This the local museum in an old courthouse building. Nothing special about that. But, the contents are surprisingly good. The display on the geologic history of Clear Lake... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
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Santa Rosa
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

This the local museum in an old courthouse building. Nothing special about that. But, the contents are surprisingly good. The display on the geologic history of Clear Lake is really interesting! The faults and the big landslide are amazing. The Native American / Pomo exhibits are good, too. There's a tule balsa boat that is quite interesting. A bit of... More 

Thank MikeVdP
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

The museum in someways is quite non-descript, but did have quite a few interesting items on display, particularly about the the first settlers and their habits etc. The person on duty was extremely helpful and useful for our tour.

Thank CocoTampa123
Vallejo, California
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

We came through with our little boys about an hour before closing. Upon our arrival, we were given a brief overview of everything that was included in each room (this was helpful, so I could avoid the delicate antiques). The old-style telephone switchboard was great for the kids to learn about history (before cell phones).

Thank Rachel L
Boise, Idaho
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

We got to the museum about 7 minutes before closing time and the staff was very friendly! They mentioned the time, had us sign in then gave us a quick run down of what is in each room then told us to take our time looking around. There was very interesting displays, it was fun to learn about the history... More 

Thank Shelby N
Novato, California
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We walked up from Library Park to tour the Courthouse Museum, but alas, it was closed that day. We still enjoyed the grounds and exhibits outside the museum.

Thank Michael H
Lakeport, California
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Great displays illustrating history of Lake County including pioneer, settler and Native American info, 19th century court house,

Thank pamster011
Edmond, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Quiet and informative way to pass the time.Walking the environs is another plus to taking the time to visit the museum.

Thank troop222
Roseburg, Oregon
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Nice local museum, with a lot of local history. the admission is free and they suggest a small ($2) donation.

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Lakeport, California
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Reviewed 12 May 2016

Lake County was established in 1887. Over 10,000 years of continuous human habitation around Clear Lake by indigenous tribes who underwent what many consider genocide on the arrival of whites to the area. The museum contains not only the history of the people who have come and gone, but the amazing variety of flora and fauna and amazing geology.

Thank kathologist
Arlington, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2015

it was nice taking a walk around this in the evening. A lot to see around this and they are maintaining it nice.

Thank Muditha K

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