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Fern Cottage

2121 Centerville Rd, Ferndale, CA 95536-9719
+1 707-786-4835
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Beautiful Old House

Well-preserved and beautiful old home in a beautiful countryside. Lovely drive from the town of... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2016
McKinleyville, California
Unfortunately, there was not a docent the day we went

The person assigned as tour guide was unable to work the day we went, so all tours were cancelled... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2016
Vallejo, California
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2121 Centerville Rd, Ferndale, CA 95536-9719
+1 707-786-4835
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

Well-preserved and beautiful old home in a beautiful countryside. Lovely drive from the town of Ferndale. Nice tours although the price of $10 seemed a little high. Beautiful grounds and interesting history.

1  Thank rodjk37
Reviewed 10 August 2016

The person assigned as tour guide was unable to work the day we went, so all tours were cancelled. However, we were allowed to walk the grounds. The green house sure brought back memories. It looks just like the one I played in as a...More

Thank tumblentumbleweeds58
Reviewed 11 June 2016

As another reviewer stated, Fern Cottage ha a sign out front that indicates it is now open "Thursdays-Saturdays 11-3 PM" Guide tours at 11 AM, 12PM and 2PM." Except that wen we arrived at 2:15 on a Friday, it was locked up tight. All we...More

2  Thank hmbfox
Reviewed 29 May 2016

What a treat! I called and found out they now have regular tours... I think three times a day? Amy kindly directed me away from a time when a large group was touring, to a hour later, when I actually got a private tour! If...More

2  Thank Oh2sail
Reviewed 28 February 2016

I can't say enough about our beautiful guide Emilee. She showed us the best tour we've seen in a long time. Very knowledgeable about the family and the history of the area with a lot of the " behind the scenes " unlocked for us....More

1  Thank cycloneone
Reviewed 20 February 2016

The tour was unique in that all the furnishings,clothing,photos,and personal affects of the Ross family were all present and well displayed which gave you a very real (and accurate) view of what living in those times. The tour guide or docent wa wonderful as she...More

1  Thank kevinlortie
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Great lesson in California history from our tour guide. Charming house with LOTS of things to explore. The Russ family truly helped to shape our early pioneer history with a great insight for progress. We own the family a great deal of respect. Just make...More

1  Thank CentralValleyGal2015
Reviewed 26 February 2014

I was looking for something to do with my 7 year old Granddaughter while visiting Eureka and found Fern cottage! It was a fascinating look into the Russ family history,most everything is as it was in 1866. Being met by our guide in early 1900...More

1  Thank Jeanette M
Reviewed 6 April 2013

The personal history of the Russ family is very interesting. Our guide dressed in early 1900 attire, gave us a fascinating look into an early founding family's history, with a grand tour of the cottage which grew and grew with the family. Call the Cottage...More

Thank Tad_64
Reviewed 28 November 2011

The town of Ferndale is just west of Eureka and well worth the 30 minute diversion. The homes and town has been featured in several movies, most notably "The Majestic" with Jim Carrey several years ago. Just park downtown and walk around the blocks and...More

3  Thank Pen2paint
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