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GREAT display of logging in Mendocino

Staffed by GREAT state parks volunteers. Nice displays about the village of Mendocino and the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Catherine E
Sedona, Arizona
1st stop to appreciate area

Docents are not only friendly sources of history, but also of current challenges, opportunities... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Roseville, California
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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.
45035 Main Street, Mendocino, CA 95460
+1 707-937-5397
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staffed by GREAT state parks volunteers. Nice displays about the village of Mendocino and the logging industry that built it. Great local art. Some videos to watch, too. Too bad the upstairs isn't restored and available to view.

Thank Catherine E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Docents are not only friendly sources of history, but also of current challenges, opportunities. Photos, models, current art from schoolkids, including poetry, excellent!

Thank callucan
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We were greeted by a very friendly lady who gave us a brief history of the town and an overview of the museum. A great place to start your visit to the town of Mendocino.

Thank GeoSanFran
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

We were looking for public restrooms while walking through town and happened upon the museum. Super helpful staff (eager to share knowledge of the town. Excellent old school diarama. Worth stepping in.

Thank william m
Reviewed 21 July 2018

The place to go to begin your visit on the North Coast. Friendly and tons of info you can take with you. Neat photograph museum.

Thank worldhiker2016
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Made the house so much more fun and interesting. The house itself is fine. Not much to learn but enjoyed the views from Windows and the displays.

Thank evafrancis
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

This used to be the lumber mill managers house and is now effectively the local museum. We'll worth going, it contains lld artifacts and exhibits from the early days in Mendocino's history. It is also set in a truly magical setting. If you walk round...More

Thank gam8le
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

Thank Gamine1949
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
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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