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Address: 45007 Albion St, Mendocino, CA 95460
Phone Number: +1 707-937-5791
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Very interesting historical museum

The museum tells the story of the Kelly family, one of the first residents in the Village, and of the logging industry in the area. There are a lot of historical objects, photos... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 September 2016
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California, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The museum tells the story of the Kelly family, one of the first residents in the Village, and of the logging industry in the area. There are a lot of historical objects, photos, and local volunteers help make sense of it. I had a lot of fun there.

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining with a costume suite that was so authentic that it even showed the wear on the color and cuffs. They ask for a small donation $10 a person but this 2 ½ tour was worth more than that. The tour left us wishing we did not have some were to be as we... More 

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Plano, Tx
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We only toured the house so I cannot comment on the walking tour. It was on a weekday and we were the only ones there. The admission is only what you want to donate. The museum was nothing special but the information was great. We got a great history of the town and area. Without it we would not have... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

On our first full day in Mendocino, we decided to try the Kelley House walking tour (weekends only). This three hour tour was led by a delightful docent dressed in 19th century attire consistent with the role he played as our tour guide. This man was funny and very knowledgeable of the history of this charming community. Many questions were... More 

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Long Beach, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Joined the 2-hour walking tour of Mendocino conducted by Jane T, a fascinating story teller and one of the Kelly House docents. It was a great way to see and understand how this charming and remote city came to be.

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Thank PrettyGreen
Covelo, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

I love to go and look back in time and get a glimps of what my great great grandfather built in the town of Mendocino and it really shows that Mendocino was Mainly a Portuguese town great place to go to at least once

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

We stopped by to take the walking tour. Then the rain intensified and we stayed inside and talked to the two docents for about an hour. They gave us a custom tour of the small museum of town history that included town establishment (shipwrecks, logging), mid twentieth century neglect, and subsequent revival toward the arts/tourist Mecca of today. They also... More 

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Nevada City, California
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Our visit to the Kelley House gave us an understanding of how the town of Mendocino came to be. The Ford Museum across the street rounded out the information. They have a short movie that gives the history of the area.

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Thank JudiWeiner
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65 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

Knowledgeable docents, great photographs and artifacts--a perfect rainy day activity for history buffs.

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Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

Gives a great insight into the history of the town and region. Well informed and helpful guides who really are interested and interesting

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