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“Very informative” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ford House Museum

Ford House Museum
45035 Main Street, Mendocino, CA 95460
+1 707-937-5397
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Ranked #10 of 23 things to do in Mendocino
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Owner description: The mid-19th-century home of Jerome Bursley Ford, the founder of Mendocino, today serves as a visitors center on the region.
Salinas, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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“Very informative”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

It's always fun to learn special information about the places you are visiting. Every city has a story and the Ford House Museum was no exception. Very friendly docent, too!

Visited April 2012
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Yuba City, California
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“Lovely home/museum; friendly volunteers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

From the moment we arrived, my boyfriend and I were welcomed by a friendly volunteer who showed us around and shared the history of the home and the immediate area. She then left us to our own devices to browse around and let us know that if we needed help, she was there. This old home has been turned into a fantastic museum with a lot of information about the logging industry and the Ford family who built the house. A must-see if you're in Fort Bragg or Mendocino.

Visited April 2012
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“Small.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

Best thing is the village diorama depicting life in old Mendocino and its logging history. Not many displays or artifacts.

Visited December 2011
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Belmont, CA
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“Stop here first”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

A stop at Ford House will get you well-oriented to Mendocino whether for walking, dining or exploring the Town's history and natural environment. Photographic exhibits and a scale model of the Town offer a useful and engaging perspective before you set out to explore the historic buildings and surrounding state park. Before you leave, take a look at the moss growing on the shingled roof of this historic house, now part of our beleaguered state park system, and then drop a few extra $$ at the desk toward needed restoration work.

Visited December 2011
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Cotati, California
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“Thanks to the LeBlanc!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

The couple from West New York volunteering at the Ford House (Mr. and Ms. LeBlanc) was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable about Mendocino. Thank you to them for their generous contribution.

Visited October 2011
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