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“Peek into Fort Bragg Logging History” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Guest House Museum

Guest House Museum
343 N. Main Street, Fort Bragg, CA 95437
(707) 964-4251
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Ranked #9 of 12 attractions in Fort Bragg
Type: Museums
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California City, California
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19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Peek into Fort Bragg Logging History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Fort Bragg was a hub for redwood logging on the California coast. The Guest House museum was home to one of the families that developed the log mill in Fort Bragg. Redwoods were cut in the interior forest and floated down the Noyo river to the mill. The mill property is currently being raised and will be developed providing public coastal access to areas which have been inaccessible for over a 100 years. If you have interest in the areas logging industry, the museum has many old pictures that are interesting. They have docents that staff the museum and they are very friendly and happy to provide information. The museum is free but they ask for donations to support the property.

Visited September 2013
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Hollister, California
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“Guest House Museum offers lots of local history”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Interesting room devoted to the Native Americans of the area. Old mansion from the lumber baron days does not have every room open (I wondered about the kitchen and bathroom which they said was advanced for its day). Old wallpaper, impressive stained glass window, mostly logging history...

Visited August 2013
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“WELL RUDE....”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We arrived at this museum at 12.30 giving ourselves plenty of time to take it in as it closes at 2. The museum consists of rooms set out well with a huge amount of photos and information on the logging in the area - which is of huge interest to my husband being a forester from UK. My husband had only done two of the rooms and it was only just gone 1 o'clock when he was told rudely by the lad on reception that he had to leave because he was closing early as he had got his times wrong and opened early! well Sorry! We paid to see the museum but he wasn't having any of that and my husband had to leave. So be aware if you plan to visit this interesting museum.

Visited July 2013
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“OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Some interesting things, but I came away saddened by the fate of the redwoods. Interesting pictures of the indigenous people of the region. Very friendly desk person.

Visited June 2013
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Sacramento, California
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“Beautiful house run by dedicated staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Great stop for a quick perusal of the beautiful old building. Great history; lots of great pictures of historic North Coast.

Visited May 2013
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