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Address: 45035 Main Street, Mendocino, CA 95460
Phone Number: +1 707-937-5397
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Description: The mid-19th-century home of Jerome Bursley Ford, the founder of...
The mid-19th-century home of Jerome Bursley Ford, the founder of Mendocino, today serves as a visitors center on the region.
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We spent two days in Mendocino. We loved the coastline, the walks, and the quaint buildings. We did not love the shops, nor did we find it the great artistic center some had led... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Vonore, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

We spent two days in Mendocino. We loved the coastline, the walks, and the quaint buildings. We did not love the shops, nor did we find it the great artistic center some had led us to believe we would find. However, we did spend an hour at the Ford House and Museum and were really pleased we stopped in. There... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Nice house and decorated in the period with original furniture. Great photographs and a nice display of the town. Worth a stop.

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Brentwood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Very outgoing docent spent time with every visitor. We enjoyed her attentions and interesting tidbits. The photos and history of Mendocino made it all come alive.

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Mendocino, California
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11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great stop for anyone visiting Mendocino. There is a model of the town with the historical houses, photographs on display, and the docents really know their facts. Nice corner of books and postcards to take home.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great to see history, the staff was very accommodating, mushroom cookies were great. If you like old architecture overlooking the ocean. When done plenty of shopping along the street

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Also acts as a visitor's center where you should start your visit to Mendocino. Lots of good resources and very helpful, nice and knowledgeable staff. The museum houses lots of local history. So start here.

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Nutley, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We drove into Mendocino because it was raining lightly. We parked and walked around the Ford property which overlooks the fabulous Mendocino coast. Then we headed into the Visitor Center and learned a lot from a volunteer about what to see as we drove north. Finally, we spent about an hour enjoying the lovely Ford home, which houses the Visitor... More 

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Saint Paul, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The Ford House Museum, staffed with CA park rangers and volunteers, is headquartered in the oldest house in Mendocino, circa 1854. The house itself is a delight, decorated in Victorian style, and the maps, photos and lore give you a great intro to Mendocino and its environs, in just half an hour. The friendly staff also gives tours (we didn't... More 

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Chico
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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Don't visit Mendocino without a stop here. Tons of information about all area state parks, attractions and activities. Lots of interesting displays relating to natural history, human history and the art scene. Picknic tables outside with great views of Mendocino Bay and the headlands. The historic model of the old town is marvelous and worthy of a long, close study.... More 

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Moreno Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The volunteer docents were very helpfu. Nice diorama. Public restrooms next door. Interesting photos around the house.

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