a short film inside but no one on site to greet us. We showed ourselves around, never seeing anyone in attendance.
It is always interesting to learn about an areas history. Here we got a glimpse into the logging industry that developed that area
A self guided walking tour that is very informative about the Fort and the lumber industry. Also the interaction with the Native Americans and little known history about former president U.S. Grant.
This outdoor museum had mixed reviews with my crew. I (grandpa) thought the material was thoughtfully and cogently presented ... and a bonus that President U.S.Grant was quartermaster here as a young officer. But my young teens after clambering on the logging equipment were soon bored ... until they discovered that the raspberry bushes lining the property were in season... More
Pros: Some interesting history of the area, a nice medicinal herb garden and a good view of the surroundings from the hilltop. Cons: Could not go inside the buildings and the machinery that had been left outside was rusting away. .
The historic state park gave a lot of information about the timber industry in the Humbolt area. the grrounds provide a nice picnic area. It was very educational. I wish the rangers would have been on duty and perhaps I could have gotten a closer look at some of the exhibits.
Very interesting and historic place. One original building remains, and it's a wonder it's still there after being abandoned in 1870. Some fascinating photographs of some of the past residents and visitors - such as Ulysses Grant in 1854. It's also very sad to continue to learn of the horrible treatment of our native Americans. There is a lovely little... More
Located on a bluff Fort Humboldt provides sweeping views of Humboldt Bay. The restored military buildings are original and contain extensive historical displays. The time period concentrated on is the 1851-1870 period which includes Ulysses Grant's tour of duty at the fort and the many early conflicts with Native Americans. The displays are both informative and poignant.
You learn about the history of the Fort, the horrible annihilation of many Native Americans in the area, the present importance of the Native American population, and the history of the logging industry, destruction of the forests and current conservation efforts
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