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Potter Schoolhouse

17110 Bodega Lane, Bodega Bay, CA
+1 707-876-3257
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Always wanted to see this building as it was in the movie The Birds. A little town of Bodega... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Walnut Creek, California
via mobile
The Birds fans

The only reason we went was because of Alfred Hitchcock's movie, The Birds. We stopped, read the... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Lodi, California
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A landmark from an Alfred Hitchcock film.
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good40%
  • Average30%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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17110 Bodega Lane, Bodega Bay, CA
+1 707-876-3257
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always wanted to see this building as it was in the movie The Birds. A little town of Bodega surrounds it! Nice little shops. It is right behind a beautiful little church.

Thank FredN47
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

The only reason we went was because of Alfred Hitchcock's movie, The Birds. We stopped, read the plaque and took a picture. No crowds. There is not much else to do. Since it is a private residence it is not open to see the inside....More

Thank JCMFarms
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

The property was bought and renovated by a private owner and cannot be visited. It was fun however seeing the house and recalling the scenes from "the birds". This can be combined with a visit to St Teresa de Avila church which next to the...More

Thank rafoush12013
Reviewed 25 June 2017

This has been a favorite stop when going to Bodega. The Schoolhouse looks deserted and no visiting hours are posted. We were disappointed. Keep checking web site to see if something changes. Site is worth visiing if you are are HItchcock fan.

Thank Mary Ann S
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Felt like Chevy Chase at the Grand Canyon. Drove up, got out of the car, took a picture, and drove off. Off the bucket list. Nice to say we did it. If this is the only reason to go to Bodega bay you'll be disappointed....More

Thank R W
Reviewed 26 May 2017

A stop for the Hitchcock fan! Now a private residence. Appears much as it did in the movie "The Birds"

Reviewed 20 May 2017

This is the original school house used in the Alfred Hitchcock movie The Birds,If your old enough to remember ! You have to stop for pictures.

1  Thank Tim W
Reviewed 2 April 2017

if you are a fan of the movie the "Birds" this is a must for a visit and photo op. the school is located in the town of "Bodega" but the "Tides Restaurant" is located a few miles away in "Bodega Bay". is not Hollywood...More

1  Thank Mark W
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The school is worth a photo, but it is private so you can't go inside. If this property ever comes up for sale, the county should buy it and make it a museum open to the public. Love the town of Bodega, the coffee shop,...More

1  Thank CTBCalifornia
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The Potter Schoolhouse is infamous & famous, due to the publicity it has gotten from Alfred Hitchcock's film The Birds this School House is infamous in Bodega, CA and Sonoma County in general.

1  Thank kinkykatzzco
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Nancy V
14 July 2016|
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Response from Becky M | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if ownership has changed but what I read was it is a private residence so it is not open to the public.
Robert A
5 September 2015|
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Response from ron m | Reviewed this property |
Sonoma county government agency calls it Italianate