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Ford House Visitor Center & Museum, Mendocino

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.9/5 based on 55+ 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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  • Worth stopping in, especially if you don't know much about the history of the area and the lumber industry. Real informative volunteer staff. 
  • This place is the restored former residence of the superintendent of what once was a thriving lumber mill. The displays and artifacts portray the history of the Mendocino area and the northern Califor...  read more »
  • The Ford House Museum retains a lovely sense of a lived in town house while being crammed full of interesting photographs and information about the history of the town. 
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