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Address: 45035 Main Street, Mendocino, CA 95460
Phone Number: +1 707-937-5397
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The mid-19th-century home of Jerome Bursley Ford, the founder of Mendocino,...

The mid-19th-century home of Jerome Bursley Ford, the founder of Mendocino, today serves as a visitors center on the region.

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The Ford House is an "ok" place to walk through and pick of some cool facts about the origin of Mendocino. One that stuck out to me is that there were 35 wind mill water wells... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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248 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Ford House is an "ok" place to walk through and pick of some cool facts about the origin of Mendocino. One that stuck out to me is that there were 35 wind mill water wells here at one time. It's also a great place to get info on all the local attractions.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Right on the Main Street, the house museum should be your first stop to learn the local timber industry history and the stories of the Ford family behind it all. The couple who volunteered when we visited have tremendous local knowledge and eagerly shared it.

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Woodland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were at the restaurant (The Flow) across the street. From their outdoor patio we watched these paper birds attached to poles (seagull, hawks) flying in the wind. They seemed to float so effortlessly and so real. It was intriguing and we live in a windy area so had to go check them out. Seeing the museum was worth the... More 

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norfolk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Centrally located and well worth a visit which is free. Very helpful gentleman who was happy to answer questions. A good overall history of the area and a interesting model of the town of Mendocino.

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Oklahoma
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Wonderful old house filled with historic photos. Ford family descendants visit the house to this day. Don't miss it

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Groveland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

One of the best organized museums I have visited. Well presented information about Mr. Ford and life in Mendocino County in the 19th Century. Learned "Murder She Wrote" used Mendocino as "Cabot Cove." The museum building was built in 1854 and is remarkably well preserved and well constructed for its day. There is no charge, and there is a donation... More 

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Greenbrae, California
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Compact museum/house right downtown. Great way to get oriented and to get the local history of Mendocino and of the lumber industry and the shipping business that moved lumber down the coast to San Francisco.

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Sunnyvale, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Interesting displays. Videos available. A great break from the bright midday sun or possible fog. Wish we had had more time to be there.

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Oakland, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Lots of interesting facts and photos of the history and the staff are wonderful...the place gives you a good overall view of the area and fishing and logging. The staff not only can tell you the history, they can direct to other places in town for more information. They were very helpful. Even if you only have a minute, stop... More 

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Crystal Lake, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

Stopped for info on whale watching and the week-end wine tasting. Woman working was very helpful with info and brochures - stop here if you have questions.

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