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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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Very informative museum

We were able to find out a great deal of information about Mendocino and the surrounding area. The staff was very enthusiastic about the community and environment. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Powell, Ohio, United States
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Powell, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We were able to find out a great deal of information about Mendocino and the surrounding area. The staff was very enthusiastic about the community and environment. The historical photographs were amazing. It was great to see how the area's culture and environment changed over time. I recommend this as one of the first stops on your Mendocino visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We waited 1 hr to get in as we didn't know that it opens at 11:00 hrs and we're glad we did. The 2 volunteers In the museum told us a little bit of its history and they were very informative. They even told us about the - Blair House - which we didn't know about. Very friendly and just... More 

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Eagle River, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The scale model of Mendocino Village was incredibly accurate and the displays of the history of the lumber industry were very interesting. It is amazing what people can accomplish when they are motivated.

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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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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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Address: 45035 Main Street, Mendocino, CA 95460
Phone Number: +1 707-937-5397
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mendocino County  >  Mendocino

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