Considered Arcata's best example of Greek Revival architecture, the Phillips House was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. Deep cornice returns, divided frieze band, matching front and rear porches, set beneath the roofline, central entrances and square porch posts provide the classic details on the one-and-a-half story, side gable house. It is typical of settlement ear house with its 6/6 windows and clapboard siding. It appears to have been built in 1852 which qualifies it as the oldest, architecturally-intact house in Arcata.
Museum open on Sundays from 2-4pm.