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Ford House Museum

45035 Main Street, Mendocino, CA 95460
+1 707-937-5397
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A gem to learn more about the local Mendocino history

Though on the small side, this museum offers great historical background on the creation of the... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2017
Gamine1949
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Gujan-Mestras, France
History of Logging Industry

The Ford House contains an exhibition of photographs, models and drawings that describe well the... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
190Daniel
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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The mid-19th-century home of Jerome Bursley Ford, the founder of Mendocino, today serves as a visitors center on the region.
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45035 Main Street, Mendocino, CA 95460
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+1 707-937-5397
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"lumber industry"
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"history lesson"
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"logging history"
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"original furniture"
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"interesting information"
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"volunteer docents"
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"great displays"
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"lots of history"
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"visitor's center"
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"great stop"
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"worth a visit"
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"mendocino area"
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"small museum"
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"whale watching"
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"model"
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

Though on the small side, this museum offers great historical background on the creation of the town of Mendocino with a model of the town. It also highlights the wood industry from its beginning, explaining how the wood was ferried to the coast and to...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

The Ford House contains an exhibition of photographs, models and drawings that describe well the history and practices of the logging industry in and around Mendocino. Worth a visit if you're in town.

Thank 190Daniel
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

We stopped in for a map of the local businesses and were treated to a quick and informative history of this historic town. Well worth the time.

Thank Jay A
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Small museum with interesting information about the local area. Well worth spending half an hour to look round

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Reviewed 28 June 2017

The docent were very knowledgeable about the history of the house and surrounding areas. The house has pictures and maps of the area. My wife and I enjoyed looking at the rooms and were surprised that the rooms were actually spacious for their time.

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Reviewed 25 May 2017

Very nice FREE Museum (donations accepted). The volunteer that was there when we visited was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. Lots of history and binders full of old pictures from the area. Nicely decorated, You will enjoy this stop.

1  Thank JohnnieXXXXXXX
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

I love this place. They offer free historical walks. This might be a small city yet it has a nice history. Don’t forget to stop here.

1  Thank Tatiana L
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

The Ford Museum was doing free whale watching tours! The docents were friendly and knowledgeable. We also bought a great book about the logging history of the California North Coast!

1  Thank Melissa Z
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Village diorama, old tools, photos and explanations on walls. History and local whales covered. Check for events!

1  Thank Burbgal
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Awesome piece of history and now it's a visitor's center and the folks running it are very nice and talkative.

Thank M J N
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