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Fun stop

Watch the movie first and it means more.... brings back the memories. Easy parking in the street... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Orange County, Ca
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Worth the Detour

You can't go inside, but the outside looks just as it did in the film. Very creepy. Although... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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A landmark from an Alfred Hitchcock film.
17110 Bodega Lane, Bodega Bay, CA 94922
+1 707-876-3257
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Watch the movie first and it means more.... brings back the memories. Easy parking in the street. Sign with history in front.

Thank MominOC
Reviewed August 25, 2018

Shared with my 22 yr old son and girlfriend the movie The Birds the night before as we stayed in Bodega Bay. Took the short drive from Bodega Bay to Bodega to see the schoolhouse. Private owners are nice enough to let you park in...More

Thank nickbranch2016
Reviewed August 12, 2018

I'm a little bit of a freak for Hitchcock. This is a must see! We were fortunate enough to have done this with the care taker when it wasn't open to the public.

Thank kcauth0r
Reviewed July 30, 2018

The school house is privately owned and the owners request privacy but you can take pictures of it over the low fence from the parking area. It looks like it did in the movie, without the school yard.

Thank Cheryl W
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Featured in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960's film "The Bird's", this wonderful building stands on a hillside in all her grandeur. Privately owned, she is not open to the public, but if you search hard enough, you will find her history does, in deed, include the presence...More

Thank Patricia E
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Just behind the easily spotted St. Teresa of Avila church just off Highway 12, at 17110 Bodega Lane, is the Potter Schoolhouse (now a private residence) where a murder of crows attack a class of children in Hitchcock’s film. Worth a picture stop for movie...More

Thank Jim F
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

I watched the movie the Birds as a child and to actually see this place that the movie was filmed was great.

Thank MrsSan
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

You can't go inside, but the outside looks just as it did in the film. Very creepy. Although it's meant to be lived in, and did have cars round the back, it seemed uninhabited to us. The upper floor windows were covered in cobwebs, again...More

Thank brigadoon
Reviewed June 27, 2018

"The Birds" movie by Alfred Hitchcock used this old schoolhouse in the movie. Its in Bodega and not Bodega Bay so its about 5 miles between the two towns. You can't go in as its a private residence however, its mostly the outside that is...More

Thank PorscheBoxster
Reviewed June 18, 2018

This is a cool thing to see if you are on the central coast. It is pretty popular 3 cars stopped when we where there

Thank petraso1
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Nancy V
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Response from Becky M | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if ownership has changed but what I read was it is a private residence so it is not open to the public.
Robert A
September 5, 2015|
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Response from ron m | Reviewed this property |
Sonoma county government agency calls it Italianate