Established in 1853, Fort Humboldt was occupied by the U.S. Army for only 13 short years. Among the fort’s early garrison was none other than Captain Ulysses S. Grant, a decorated Civil War general and eventually the president of the United States. Allow plenty of time to meander through outdoor exhibits, historic logging equipment, steam donkeys, locomotives and more. A large, open grassy bluff provides picnic tables and the chance to slow down and take it all. During operating hours you can find a museum, bookstores and restrooms.