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Ferndale Museum

Corner of Shaw & Third Streets, Ferndale, CA 95536
+1 707-786-4466
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Hidden Gem

I confess I have a love affair with Ferndale. For me this town is magic. Why I have never stopped... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2017
Eureka, California
Something to do on a rainy day and learn a little something

Small town museum, good way to waist a hour or so and learn a bit of history about the area. The... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2017
Vallejo, California
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This museum preserves the heritage of this still-thriving dairy community and its Victorian architecture.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
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Corner of Shaw & Third Streets, Ferndale, CA 95536
+1 707-786-4466
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

I confess I have a love affair with Ferndale. For me this town is magic. Why I have never stopped in to the museum I just don't know. This is one of the better small town museums, the amount and quality of the displays, the...More

Thank preciouseureka
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Small town museum, good way to waist a hour or so and learn a bit of history about the area. The gentalmen that runs it was very nice and knowledgeable. We got there right when it opened on a Friday and that's when the seismograph...More

Thank alwaysbcheap
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We spent 90 minutes wandering thru the museum. Both docents there were well informed and seemed to enjoy sharing the history of their town - old telephone switchboards, a still- functioning seismograph, farm tools, redwood saws and a six by twelve foot, three inch thick...More

Thank UnFitz
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Well worth the paltry entry fee. Proprietor is very friendly, knowledgeable, and conversational. Interesting and well designed displays throughout. Try to visit when the blacksmith is working. Great family diversion. Small place but it still took a couple few hours to see it all.

2  Thank RedWouldForrest
Reviewed 29 September 2016

You can tell the town takes a lot of pride in this museum. You can really learn about the people and the history of Ferndale. We spent about an hour in there. Definitely worth a stop. A small donation is requested.

Thank JoeyDog
Reviewed 11 September 2016

this adorable little museum is a must when you visit Victorian Ferndale. Check out the photos of the worlds largest birthday cake (yes, Ferndale) see the working seismograph that records earthquakes as far away as Chile, and yes, all of the little and sometimes devastating...More

Thank SoCalbusywoman
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Enjoyed seeing some of the artifacts collected over the years that recreated historic Ferndale. The farm implements and blacksmith shop were very interesting to me.

Thank M4218MUtimm
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

We got to Ferndale at 7 pm. We thought everything would be closed. We did a lap around town from Main Street down to a backstreet to a church and back to main. There we saw a sign showing the museum times with a hand...More

Thank Carlos R
Reviewed 13 June 2016

This is a nice, small museum highlighting Ferndale's history. The curator let me in and gave me a tour even though the museum was not open. I lived in Ferndale for ten years as a child so this was a trip through my past. The...More

Thank Rudybaga
Reviewed 11 June 2016

We were very pleasantly surprised by this small musuem. nicely done with lots of interesting history and friendly volunteers. Worth a visit

Thank hmbfox
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