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Address: 45007 Albion St, Mendocino, CA 95460
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+1 707-937-5791

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Lovely and interesting

Gives a great insight into the history of the town and region. Well informed and helpful guides who really are interested and interesting

Reviewed 22 October 2015
Peter H
Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

Gives a great insight into the history of the town and region. Well informed and helpful guides who really are interested and interesting

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Was met at the door by a visitor volunteer hoist that took us on a tour. A full model of the town in its glory days and wonderful picture display on how they loaded lumber, freight and passengers off boats anchored offshore. Wonderful experience by some very friendly and dedicated residents of Mendocino. Thank You for your time!

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El Dorado Hills, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

When you are in Mendocino this is a must visit if you are interested in learning more about the fascinating history of the town and region. The museum itself is great but if you can take advantage of a docent led tour walking tour of the town to see its history up close. We used to watch Angela Lansbury in... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015

We visited Kelly House and also took a tour that left from Kelly House. Our tour guide was excellent and we learned a lot about the history of Mendocino including the prominent families, the logging industry, historical buildings, the church, how the road used to go, and the natives and much more. The tour took a little over 2 hours... More 

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Eagle River, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

Well worth $10.00 - combines history with local geography, industry, architecture (pardon my spelling), and nature. One and a half to two hours. Meet on Albion St. - not at the Mason's Lodge (which is pictured here on the listing, and now houses a bank). Instead meet at the Kelley House Museum on Albion St.

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Mendocino, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Really interesting museum in the house of one of Mendocino's founding families. Lots of great old photos and special exhibits.

1 Thank George D
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2015

We happened to read about the guided tour of the town that runs every Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 am for $10/person. It was a very interesting tour and really makes you appreciate the town and its history. Afterwards, walking around, you feel like you are visiting a town from a book where you know the stories of all the... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2015

There are some interesting displays about the logging industry, and miniature version of the village.

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Herts, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2015

The museum itself is quite interesting, if you're passing by with half an hour to spare. But the walking tour round the town, which runs at 11am every Saturday and Sunday, was one of the highlights of our visit. And, at just $10 a head, it was the best value attraction we encountered in California. http://www.kelleyhousemuseum.org/historic-walking-tours/

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2015

My children and I spent a quiet afternoon at Kelly House. We loved the displays and old pictures. Volunteers were informed and offered answers to our questions.

1 Thank jengd1971

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