Many visitors to the Town of Scotia are in the area to see California's giant Redwoods and to enjoy the scenery. When they get to Scotia they fall in love with the 19th century charm, the authentic architecture, the unsoiled beauty and sense of history, like a step back in time. The New York Times described it this way: "Nestled into a wooded hillside off Highway 101, about 250 miles north of San Francisco, Scotia is both immaculate and surreal, equal parts Mayberry and Twin Peaks."
Scotia Museum Schedule
Visitors will not want to miss the Scotia Museum which was upgraded in 2004 with three-dimensional displays, additional artifacts, videos and interactive technology, offering a personal tour of forestry management and the Town of Scotia over the years.
The Scotia Museum is open seasonally from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. beginning Memorial Day and ending late August. Contact Tara Kemp at the Town of Scotia Company offices for specific days and times: 707-764-4236.
We will be showing "California Redwoods," a 1935 movie produced by the California Redwood Association and Redwood Extraordinaire. Also playing is a late 1950s movie series about logging and lumber operations of The Pacific Lumber Company.
The Fisheries Exhibit is open year round. Their hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. for self-guided tours. Call Humboldt Redwood Company to arrange for group tours (707) 764-4492.
Excellent recreational opportunities including fishing, hiking, camping, boating and beach combing all abound within a short drive of the Town of Scotia.