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Historic Courthouse Museum

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Address: 255 N Main St, Lakeport, CA
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Got there at closing time

We got to the museum about 7 minutes before closing time and the staff was very friendly! They mentioned the time, had us sign in then gave us a quick run down of what is in each... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 September 2016
Shelby N
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Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We got to the museum about 7 minutes before closing time and the staff was very friendly! They mentioned the time, had us sign in then gave us a quick run down of what is in each room then told us to take our time looking around. There was very interesting displays, it was fun to learn about the history... More 

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Novato, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We walked up from Library Park to tour the Courthouse Museum, but alas, it was closed that day. We still enjoyed the grounds and exhibits outside the museum.

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Lakeport, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Great displays illustrating history of Lake County including pioneer, settler and Native American info, 19th century court house,

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Quiet and informative way to pass the time.Walking the environs is another plus to taking the time to visit the museum.

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Roseburg, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Nice local museum, with a lot of local history. the admission is free and they suggest a small ($2) donation.

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Lakeport, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Lake County was established in 1887. Over 10,000 years of continuous human habitation around Clear Lake by indigenous tribes who underwent what many consider genocide on the arrival of whites to the area. The museum contains not only the history of the people who have come and gone, but the amazing variety of flora and fauna and amazing geology.

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Arlington, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

it was nice taking a walk around this in the evening. A lot to see around this and they are maintaining it nice.

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

The museum is free and centrally located downtown. You could spend as little as a half hour, or more if you want to read all of the information. I especially enjoyed looking at the old maps of the Lake.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

This is the old Lake County Courthouse, located right in the heart of Lakeport, the county seat and one of only two incorporated cities in Lake County. This beautiful California State Historical Landmark houses a comprehensive but not overwhelming collection of artifacts from Lake County history, including Native American baskets, samples of rocks and even diamonds mined in Lake County,... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2015

A cool old building with a lot of interesting info about the Lake itself, the Native Americans who lived there, and some of the colorful folks that were a part of the county's history, like Black Bart. Worth tr small fee ($3?) if you are curious about Lake County history.

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