Old Town Eureka, Eureka

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Old Town Eureka (formally the Eureka Old Town Historic District) in Eureka, California, is listed on the United States National Register of Historic Places. This Historic district is a 350-acre (1.4 km2) area containing 154 buildings mostly from the Victorian era. The core of the district runs the length of First, Second, and Third Streets, between "C" and "M" Streets and includes many types of architecture from the 1850s to the present. Though not officially within the district, the Carson Mansion, the undisputed Victorian jewel of the city and region, commands the highest elevation at the eastern edge of the district. Art venues, coffee shops, bed and breakfasts and inns, antique stores and shops, restaurants, museums and galleries, and public areas (complete with views of Humboldt Bay and its marinas) are among the highlights of this gem of the West Coast. Of particular note is the remarkable authenticity of the district simply because it did not suffer the ravages of extensive fires or redevelopment like many other historic commercial centers.
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  • The bad news is Covid-19 has made Old Town Eureka a little shy of a ghost town ... but the silver lining is how wonderful it is to simply walk and have the streets of old town Eureka to yourself. It....  more »
  • We could have easily spent the day too fling around Old Town Eureka eating, shopping, and admiring Victorian buildings. Check out Just My Type Letterpress and Shipwreck vintage shop. We started at...  more »

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