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Sea Glass Museum

17801 N Highway 1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-8301
+1 707-357-1585
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very informative

Captain Cass has amassed quite a collection of sea glass and other items collected from the glass... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Margaret W
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Fairfield, California, United States
Learn Sea glass origins before you go to the beach.

This small building is packed full of information about sea glass. I really learned a lot. I wish... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MirandaPen
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Vacaville, California
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Fort Bragg, CA, has the highest concentration of sea glass in the world. Founded by Capt. Cass Forrington, a retired former deep sea captain, who scours Fort Bragg’s three world famous glass beaches for their rare and beautiful treasures, the Sea Glass Museum is the world’s largest permanent sea glass display with over 3,000 artifacts on display. The Sea Glass Museum is one of the most popular and beautiful attractions on the Mendocino coast and is a must see for children of all ages! Even grumpy faces leave the museum smiling. Be sure to stop in before visiting the beaches to get directions to the best sea glass locations, not only in Fort Bragg, but all along the Mendocino coast.
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17801 N Highway 1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-8301
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Captain Cass has amassed quite a collection of sea glass and other items collected from the glass beaches in the area. The displays give a good sampling of each kind of sea glass along with descriptions, and there is a nice little gift shop as...More

1  Thank Margaret W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This small building is packed full of information about sea glass. I really learned a lot. I wish that I stopped here first before heading over to Glass Beach. He has some excellent examples of all types of glass that you may find along with...More

Thank MirandaPen
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

I loved reading about all the different history behind the items that have been found. All for free with a suggested donation.

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped by after visiting Glass Beach. It was rewally cool seeing all the different pieces that were collected. It wasn't just glass, but other things that potentially fell off ships and what not. My stepdaughter was fascinated by all of it and really like...More

Thank Mackenzie R
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Good place to start visit-- run by a native of the area, Capt. Cass. Historical information of area available as well as a collection of glass types to be found and the origin/rarity of each. Buy the $2.00 Map & Guide to the area on...More

Thank bonniek884
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

My wife and I are here for our 20th anniversary we visited the sea glass museum but was hit with the foul odor of pot as soon as we walked in. The displays were impressive bit I don't think I would return or bring kids...More

Thank Ed C
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Cass F, Owner at Sea Glass Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Sorry about the odor. The property owner is 87 years old and occasionally uses medical marijuana to relieve pain and if he opens his door the smell will come into the gallery. I do try to keep it aired out when this happens. We sometimes...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

This Museum was the cutest little thing filled with the Sea Glass. The black light display was the coolest part I think😁💚🖤💚

Thank Waterfliwsblue
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We would have never found the "right" sea glass beach if we did not stop here. We went to the "wrong" sea glass beach first and we were disappointed with what we saw and assumed that it had been picked over. They sent us to...More

Thank dmlin
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

If you don't see much sea glass at the beach head to the museum to see many items and background of what type of debris creates differant types of glass. Great place to gain knowledge of Glass Beach.

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Lots of examples and info, but seemed a bit touristy/gimmicky. That said, there's no admission fee and some lovely stuff in the gift shop.

Thank lissa74
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