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Potter Schoolhouse

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Address: Bodega Bay, CA
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A landmark from an Alfred Hitchcock film.

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Town of Bodega offers History & Photo Op Sites plus Food, Coffee, Surf Shop

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Groveland, California
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Groveland, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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, the surf shop and the grocery store are good places to stop for supplies and... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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.

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Winters, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Well maintained, but inaccessible interior. Good for a story and a photo - and take on of the church Ansel Adams put on the cover of one of his guides.

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Sunnyvale, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

It's a nice building, well kept. A few minutes from Valley Ford. You cannot go inside. It is right next door to the St. Teresa Church so you get two for one.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

a fun activity if you like history and dont mind staring at an empty house you cant enter. i would suggest a visit ì you have time.

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Private home you can visit the outside only. Probably only for true "BIRDS" fans. A little off beaten path in the town of Bodega. A great selfie spot my significant other had to get her pic there. To bad the swing set is gone.

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Watsonville, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Schoolhouse where Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds filmed. Well restored &now a private house. In town of Bodega. Nice ride & beautiful area

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Camarillo, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

In the town of Bodega. Just off the main road and behind the Catholic Church. It is a privately owned property, so you cannot enter, but you can drive by and snap a picture. It still looks like it did in the '60s when Alfred Hitchcock scared us all with his movie "The Birds".

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Waterville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

You know the movie. You know the song the children were singing. You know the attack, when birds were picking at the children running. Visit the school, now a private residence. So take a few pics and move on.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

If you have seen the movie birds this is in one of the scenes. Bodega is a small artsy town where you can shop for little souvenirs and see this potter schoolhouse.

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