Information on:

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.


Hugo Hackenbush

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
This place is packed with great stuff. It is absolutely worth the visit. I spent 1 hour somewhat rushing it. Fantastic local history (fishing, timber, etc.) and the process of how it was developed. Lots of artifacts relating to daily life in the late 1800s & early 1900s. Recovery from tsunami. The museum is crammed full of so many artifacts it's really hard to express in words, and photos are discouraged.

Mike Bell

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
If you appreciate local history, you'll enjoy this place. Dedicated group of volunteers maintain the museum, create exhibits and answer questions. Nominal $3 donation to enter..

sandy stevens

Thursday, March 15, 2018
beautiful experience. the lady gave me and my son a tour and told us what we could find/research, etc. at this place...wonderful people!

John & Pam Howard

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
They have the most incredible collections! Have to see the light house lens.

Jose MJ

Sunday, April 22, 2018
Not clean at all. Machines are broken, water everywhere on one side of the machines. But it got my clothes done. I hope the dryers work lol

Del Norte County Historical Museum is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media