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“Worth a quick 5 minute stop”
Review of Potter Schoolhouse

Potter Schoolhouse
Ranked #3 of 20 things to do in Bodega Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A landmark from an Alfred Hitchcock film.
Greenville, South Carolina
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249 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Worth a quick 5 minute stop”
Reviewed 22 March 2014

We noticed this building on the way to Bodega Bay and during lunchtime, figured out that this was in the movie The Birds. We decided to stop on the way back to the hotel to sadly discover that the building is private property and that you couldn't go inside. We also made sure to check out the beautiful church next door which was also used in the movie and the bulletin in front of the church had some history about it. We LOVED how beautiful the scenery was from this point since you are a up on a hillside and could see the rolling hills in every direction. So pretty.

Visited March 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“A must see if you remember the movie The Birds”
Reviewed 6 March 2014

This isn't actually a public attraction but had to drive by to see the house that was used as the schoolhouse in the Alfred Hitchcock movie The Birds. It looks pretty much the same as what I remember in the movie!

Visited February 2014
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Oregon Coast, Oregon
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133 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Fun Nostalgic Location”
Reviewed 14 August 2013 via mobile

Used in the movie set of Alfred Hitchcock's THE BIRDS. Great attraction for movie buffs. Visited this about 30 years ago as well. Nostalgic for this California girl!

Visited April 2013
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Ventura County, USA
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200 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“The owners of this building have a good sense of humor.”
Reviewed 13 August 2013 via mobile

Be sure to notice the bird cages in the side yard and the lacy curtains in the windows with a bird pattern. So funny! Glad the owner is in on the fun. If you have seen the movie and are driving by, stop here for the fun of it. Get out your phones and look up "the birds" on utube and relive the school scene while sitting right where it was filmed.

Visited August 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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86 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“The Birds!”
Reviewed 25 July 2013

Beautiful building! And it looks like it did in The Birds. I just drove past it for a peek. It not a museum and is private. Keep in mind that Bodega and Bodega Bay are two separate towns. This school is in Bodega, but the street where the kids ran from the school toward the water (in the movie) is in Bodega Bay. The little row of shops just down the hill in Bodega was worth a quick stop, too.

Visited July 2013
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