Del Norte County Historical Museum


Our mission is to discover, collect, preserve and present the documents, structures, artifacts and ideas pertaining to Del Norte County, and to provide suitable museums or homes for such items in order to maintain them as public educational resources. The Del Norte County Historical Society is staffed by volunteers and supported by the general membership through annual dues, contributions and special events.

The general public supports the Society through their donations, admissions paid, research and reproduction fees paid and purchases made from our gift stores in both the Main Museum and at Battery Point Lighthouse. The Society also is supported by bequests and family donations made in honor of loved ones recognized in our 'Book of Memories'.

Members receive a quarterly publication of the Society called "Reflections." Members also receive discounts in our gifts shop, free admission to both the Museum and Battery Point Lighthouse and special invitations to Society events and educational programs.


Theresa Luperi

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018

Every time we go here we get the best service and we love going here! Dr. Matello is the best vet

Jean Higgins

Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018

Great place, worth a visit, spend some time there

Keith Casper

Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017

Lots of nestalgic antiques and historical information about Crescent City and surrounding areas. The workers were great and told stories about the area.

Benjamin Ivers

Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016

This is a must see location in Crescent City! My wife and I visited on a whim during our two day trip to the area, and we were skeptical when we arrived. We were only able to spend ~30 minutes inside the building--we arrived just before closing--, but we were able to see many of the wonderful exhibits. The staff are extremely knowledgeable about the artifacts and literature that is kept there. Don't miss this place if you come into town.


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The best little museum in northern California.