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Potter Schoolhouse

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Address: 17110 Bodega Lane, Bodega Bay, CA
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+1 707-876-3257

A landmark from an Alfred Hitchcock film.

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Have to stop if you rembember "The Birds"

This is the original school house used in the Alfred Hitchcock movie The Birds,If your old enough to remember ! You have to stop for pictures.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tim W
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the original school house used in the Alfred Hitchcock movie The Birds,If your old enough to remember ! You have to stop for pictures.

Thank Tim W
Forestville, California
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Reviewed April 2, 2017

if you are a fan of the movie the "Birds" this is a must for a visit and photo op. the school is located in the town of "Bodega" but the "Tides Restaurant" is located a few miles away in "Bodega Bay". is not Hollywood great? you cannot go inside.

Thank Mark W
Groveland, California
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247 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2017

The school is worth a photo, but it is private so you can't go inside. If this property ever comes up for sale, the county should buy it and make it a museum open to the public. Love the town of Bodega, the coffee shop, the surf shop and the grocery store are good places to stop for supplies and... More 

Thank CTBCalifornia
Santa Rosa, California
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2017

The Potter Schoolhouse is infamous & famous, due to the publicity it has gotten from Alfred Hitchcock's film The Birds this School House is infamous in Bodega, CA and Sonoma County in general.

1 Thank kinkykatzzco
Winters, California
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337 reviews
181 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2017

Well maintained, but inaccessible interior. Good for a story and a photo - and take on of the church Ansel Adams put on the cover of one of his guides.

1 Thank Lynne S
Sunnyvale, California
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8 reviews
Reviewed December 31, 2016

It's a nice building, well kept. A few minutes from Valley Ford. You cannot go inside. It is right next door to the St. Teresa Church so you get two for one.

Thank Jim G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2016

a fun activity if you like history and dont mind staring at an empty house you cant enter. i would suggest a visit ì you have time.

Thank Jessica R
Gig Harbor, Washington
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Private home you can visit the outside only. Probably only for true "BIRDS" fans. A little off beaten path in the town of Bodega. A great selfie spot my significant other had to get her pic there. To bad the swing set is gone.

1 Thank William H
Watsonville, California
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Reviewed November 14, 2016

Schoolhouse where Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds filmed. Well restored &now a private house. In town of Bodega. Nice ride & beautiful area

Thank Kerryloves2travel
Camarillo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2016

In the town of Bodega. Just off the main road and behind the Catholic Church. It is a privately owned property, so you cannot enter, but you can drive by and snap a picture. It still looks like it did in the '60s when Alfred Hitchcock scared us all with his movie "The Birds".

Thank Mar51

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