Eureka's Historic Old Town

Nowhere is Eureka's Victorian heritage more evident than in Old Town
This meticulously preserved and restored district of unique shops, restaurants, galleries and museums on Humboldt Bay,  is a must stop on your visit to the redwoods.  The Old Town/Downtown district includes theaters, pubs, antique shops and local coffee houses. Follow this link for a Walking tour of the historic buildings in Old Town. Or view it from the seat of a horse drawn carriage

Then take a break in one of our cafes, or dine in some of Eureka's finest restaurants. Follow up with a stroll on the boardwalk to take in the view of Humboldt Bay, or hop on board the Madaket for a water tour of the bay. Visit the Clarke Historical Musuem for more history of Humboldt County and a world reknown Native American wing. Don't forget to reward the kids with some fun-time in the Discovery Museum

Many special events including the Arts Alive! art walk the first Saturday of each month, take place in Old Town. As you walk the streets of this district, admiring the victorian architecture, you will find that many of the walls of the commercial buildings in the area are adorned with murals. Some of the murals in this area are listed on this link to the Eureka Mural Tour

New books, old books, clothes, art, home decor, unusual gifts, garden items, jewelry, beads, birdhouses, pirate flags and more can be found as you meander through the shops in this district.   

Here's a list of some of the "Shops & Stops"
Mazzotti's Restaurant Humboldt Hardware
Many Hands Gallery Bayfront One Restaurant
Old Town Art Gallery Humboldt Bay Tourism Center
Himalayan Rug Traders Cafe Waterfront
Belle Starr - clothing Ramone's Bakery
Piante Gallery Restaurant 301 
Strictly for the Birds Five-Eleven
The Linen Closet The Sea Grill 
The Irish Shop Roy's Club - Italian 
Eureka Books Lost Coast Brewery
Humboldt Herbals Gabriel's 
Riverbend Cellars Tasting Room Old Town Coffee & Chocolate
Venlo Chocolates Chapala Cafe - Mexican
Old Town Antique Lighting Mazzotti's Restaurant
Old Town Antiques Pearl Lounge
Northcoast Knittery Bless My Soul
Los Bagels MeKong Cafe
Gallaghers Irish Pub Yarn
Smug's Pizza  



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