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Ford House Visitor Center & Museum, Mendocino

(4.9/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web)
The Ford House Museum, located on Main Street in Mendocino, is recognized by the Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce as the official Visitor Information Center for the town. Open daily, 11am to 4pm, the Ford House is the perfect place to start any visit to Mendocino. The circa 1854 home offers both historic and current information on the town and the area State Parks, including a broad selection of brochures, books, maps, cards, and gifts. A number of videos are available upon request, with topics ranging from the steam whistle logging era of the early Twentieth Century to the amazing story of gray whale migration.

Seasonal exhibits are showcased through out the year and include Whales, Wildflowers, and Mushrooms.
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  • The displays and diaramas are dated, but that's part of the charm. You can learn a lot about the history of this little town in a short visit. The staff if very willing to answer your questions. 
  • This attraction has NOTHING to do with Henry Ford. Rather, it is a very captivating glimpse into how redwood tree farming began in the Mendocino area. Great volunteer docents. 
  • Learned the history and visual lay of the land in a quick 30 minute visit. Many questions answered in an honest yet light manner.