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“A must see if you remember the movie The Birds” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Potter Schoolhouse

Potter Schoolhouse
Bodega Bay, CA
707-876-3257
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Ranked #6 of 8 Attractions in Bodega Bay
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Owner description: A landmark from an Alfred Hitchcock film.
Pateros, Washington
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“A must see if you remember the movie The Birds”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This isn't actually a public attraction but had to drive by to see the house that was used as the schoolhouse in the Alfred Hitchcock movie The Birds. It looks pretty much the same as what I remember in the movie!

Visited February 2014
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Northern California
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“Fun Nostalgic Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

Used in the movie set of Alfred Hitchcock's THE BIRDS. Great attraction for movie buffs. Visited this about 30 years ago as well. Nostalgic for this California girl!

Visited April 2013
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Ventura County, USA
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“The owners of this building have a good sense of humor.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Be sure to notice the bird cages in the side yard and the lacy curtains in the windows with a bird pattern. So funny! Glad the owner is in on the fun. If you have seen the movie and are driving by, stop here for the fun of it. Get out your phones and look up "the birds" on utube and relive the school scene while sitting right where it was filmed.

Visited August 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“The Birds!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Beautiful building! And it looks like it did in The Birds. I just drove past it for a peek. It not a museum and is private. Keep in mind that Bodega and Bodega Bay are two separate towns. This school is in Bodega, but the street where the kids ran from the school toward the water (in the movie) is in Bodega Bay. The little row of shops just down the hill in Bodega was worth a quick stop, too.

Visited July 2013
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Templeton, California
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“"The Birds" schoolhouse location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Glad we stopped in Bodega (not Bodega Bay) to see this beautiful building. It was used in Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds flick. It's a private residence now and looks like the new owners are restoring it. Love the architecture from this time. If you have time, it's worth the short drive to see this for yourself. There's also an antique store across the street (if open).

Visited July 2013
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