A Must-See While Visiting Fortuna
Museum: (707) 725-7645
Curator: Dr. Alexandra Service
Parks and Recreation Office
The Fortuna Depot Museum is located in Rohner Park near the center of town. The museum is housed in Fortuna’s historic train station, built around 1889. In 1974 the City of Fortuna purchased the old depot and moved it to a new home in Rohner Park. The Depot Museum is a great place to take your family to see displays and investigate Fortuna's past, as well as the history of the Eel River valley.
Come see our displays and special rooms:
* Rohner Room
* Reference Room
Featured displays include railroad and logging artifacts, a collection of local Native American basketry, a general store display, the Arden Taylor/Vernon Dahl fishing collection, a 4 ½ foot diameter copper Swiss cheese cauldron, and the Al Rogers collection of barbed wire, tools, locks, and 156 antique spark plugs. There are also 4-6 seasonally changing exhibits each year, as well as month-long temporary displays installed by members of Fortuna’s Relic Accumulators’ Club.
The winter schedule is September to May, Thursday - Sunday.
The summer schedule is June to August, Monday - Sunday.
Depot Museum hours are 12:00 noon – 4:30 PM PST.