The new Eureka Visitor Center is a central launching base for exploring historic and eclectic Old Town. Having relocated in 2022, the Center is housed in a structure erected in 1907 and first used as a building supply business. The vast majority of Old Town buildings date back to 1870-1910. Check out the engraved plates outside of each to learn more about their storied past.
Next door to the Gazebo and one block from the waterfront, the Visitor Center is a 1- to 4-minute walk from more than 37 shops, 24 restaurants, and specialty food shops. There are also six art galleries within a one-block radius.
Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week, it’s also a stone’s throw from the boardwalk and scenic waterfront. Knowledgeable staff provide information, directions, and history, helping visitors and locals find the right store, restaurant, museum, or other attraction.
Don’t leave before you check out the Visitor Center exhibits showcasing Eureka’s history, including the many movies filmed in and around town. And, of course, don’t miss the souvenir penny machine! Press your own image of the Madaket, Fisherman’s Memorial, Carson Mansion, or redwood trees.
If you need to stretch your legs further, stroll down to the Carson Mansion, one of the country’s finest examples of American Queen Anne-style Victorian architecture. It sits at the northern end of Old Town, seven-tenths of a mile from the Visitor Center. Located across the street from the Carson Mansion is the Pink Lady, another classic Queen Anne Victorian built in 1889.