Kelley House Museum, Mendocino

4.5
#4 of 6 in Historic Sites in Mendocino County
The Kelley House Museum is a non-profit that was organized in 1973 by Dorothy Bear and Beth Stebbins to collect, preserve and share the history of the Mendocino Coast. In 1975, the house and property were donated to the organization by Robert O. Petersen, then owner of the Mendocino Hotel.

In 1993, an environmentally controlled subterranean vault was constructed with an existing structure. This vault allows the Museum to safely store the many artifacts and photographs donated by pioneer Mendocino families.
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  • This is a beautiful home on its own. Wonderful historic artifacts. And it had ties to the MacCallum House where I was staying. Our docent made it great (wish I remembered her name). From logging, to p...  more »
  • We happened to see a brochure for the tour as we walked from dinner on a Friday evening. Having no special plans for Saturday, we decided to take the two hour tour. Jane was our guide, and she was won...  more »
  • We visited the Kelley House and met Judy and her dog. Judy is very knowledgable about the history of Mendocino, which included the Kelley family. We toured the house and found it very interesting.  more »
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  • My fiance and I were very fortunate to have stumbled upon this little gem when taking a little weekend getaway. I am a huge history buff and was sad when we walked up and saw, per the posted sign, that they were closing. We were sad and ready to walk away, when a gentleman walked passed as he exited, stating that they were "open for business ", so we, very excitedly, walked in. After having walked around for a few moments, we ended up being given, practically a private history lesson about the house and the area, as well as being given explanations about items they had on display that they found after draining the pond on the property. It was so fascinating and we were so fortunate. Thank you!
  • Great local history source and a fun place to hang out.
  • Very good food and great freezes
  • I have to go visit the Kelly House museum soon Elise Kelley Drexler was my great, great aunt through marriage she was married to my uncle Louis P. Drexler.
  • Always a fascinating visit!
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