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Blue Ox Millworks Historic Park

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Eclectic Historical Park, Well Worth the Visit

We were looking for something different to do before we headed back on our journey north and... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2018
Richard J
Kapolei, Hawaii
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This place is so cool. If you are a fan of history and/or hand crafted artisan work in wood... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2018
Ft. Worth, TX
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Fully functioning victorian job shop specializing in custom woodworking and custom millwork. Producers of fine architectural details for houses around the world. Masters of historic reproductions, including work for two governor's mansions, several...more
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1 X St, Eureka, CA 95501-0847
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

We were looking for something different to do before we headed back on our journey north and discovered the Blue Ox Millworks. This place is the real deal, living history and a working millworks that has been doing wonderful work with High School students and...More

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 21 February 2018

This place is so cool. If you are a fan of history and/or hand crafted artisan work in wood, ceramics, stain glass, etc., you should visit here while in Eureka. A collection of vintage buildings turned into workshops houses exhibits on exceptional woodworking and the...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

There is no place on earth like Blue Ox! It's impossible to put into words. You just have to experience it! It's a chance to step back in time. There is a blacksmith shop that students, veterans, and class participants pound metal in, just the...More

Thank Caraflys
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Blue Ox has a stellar living collection of old equipment for working wood for restoration projects -- stairways, balconies, decorative -- sign making, pottery, stained glass, etc. This is both a museum and an active facility. Fascinating.

Thank rgl201
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This experience was so much more than I expected. Coming from out of state, we wanted to experience something unique and Blue Ox Millworks fit the bill. We signed up for a workshop where we made our own souvenirs. Eric, the proprietor, was friendly, patient...More

1  Thank 138rita
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Very interesting and informative tour. Be sure to sign up for a workshop in the blacksmith shop or the woodworking shop (or both!). We spent four hours onsite and thoroughly enjoyed it. We turned pens on the lathe for a truly noteworthy souvenir and also...More

Thank David Z
Reviewed 21 June 2017

What an experience! My wife and I planned a fully guided tour and attended a lathe turning workshop at Blue OX Millworks. This experience was absolutely incredible. We called ahead and payed a little extra for a fully guided tour of this historical park and...More

2  Thank benlf2017
Reviewed 14 January 2017

The Blue Ox Mill tour is a stunning experience. With craftsmanship being so much a dying art, seeing what is being created here by Eric Hollenbeck is truly amazing. The woodworking is just unbelievably special, and far superior to what modern machinery can make today....More

1  Thank Fouts11
Reviewed 7 September 2016

What a lovely, historic village. We could not see all the wood working shop as it was being used to build stuff. But it is a really lovely shop and the work they do with all these old pieces of equipment is marvelous. The stories...More

1  Thank LauraROshtemo
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Fascinating old machinery still being used for repairs/restoration of Victorian buildings and other historic woks in the area. Appreciated both the demonstration and being able to watch the woodorkers actually building some great pieces. Loved all of the old buildings, the birds, equines, old cars,...More

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Maria K
24 July 2015|
Response from gail v | Reviewed this property |
I did see on their web site that arrangements can be made for groups to have a hands-on experience. Eric is very welcoming!