The Phillips House Museum at 7th and Union Streets
preserves the atmosphere of a typical farm house found in Arcata. As a living museum, Arcata's best example of Greek Revival architecture shows the daily life an Arcata resident between 1854 and 1932. Free tours of Phillips House are available 2 - 4 p.m. every Sunday and by appointment - 707-822-4722.

Highway 101 to Samoa Exit. East (toward the hills) on Samoa Blvd. to the traffic Roundabout. Half way around the Roundabout to Union Street. Two blocks on Union Street to 7th and Union. Phillips House is to your left. Handicap parking in front by entrance on Union.

Phillips House story by Cindy Glover from KVIQ Channel 6 News, May 1993. Posted with permission.


Publications to help plan your visit:

  • "Touring Arcata's Architecture" 53 pages. History, maps, 3 easy walking tours with descriptions of 91 historic houses.
  • "The Plaza - Arcata, CA" by Susie Van Kirk. 38 pages. Map of the Plaza, history and architectural descriptions of 28 historic buildings, many still in business.
  • "From Victorian to Stucco" Nelson Baker Johansen, Arcata's Master Builder. More than a calendar a biography gleaned from items from the Arcata Union Newspaper - 1896 to 1933. Photos and descriptions of 12 buildings by Architect-Builder Johansen. Historic and current photos of each building.
  • Other calendars featuring local architecture: 1993, 1996, 1997 and 1998.

All materials $4.00 each plus $3.00 shipping and handling: $4.00 for 2 items, $6.00 for 3 to 5 items.