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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mill Valley, California
Local flower/flora educational display

Made the house so much more fun and interesting. The house itself is fine. Not much to learn but... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2018
Los Angeles, California
via mobile
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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

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 11 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
Reviewed 17 August 2017

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

1  Thank oldwig
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.

Thank TripleTeepee
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
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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