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“how things were” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ford House Museum

Ford House Museum
Ranked #7 of 23 things to do in Mendocino
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Owner description: The mid-19th-century home of Jerome Bursley Ford, the founder of Mendocino, today serves as a visitors center on the region.
Oakland, California
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“how things were”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2012

This small museum has models and artifacts from the times when Mendocino loggers shipped their logs down the cliffside via chutes--dangerous to the nth degree.

Volunteers are happy and eager to explain everything on site.

Visited August 2012
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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Stop in here first”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2012

Gives a great history of Mendocino. A charming house and property to enjoy, and the history is just enough.

Visited May 2012
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Thank Sharon T
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Volcano, California
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333 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“Good place to learn about Mendocino's past”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2012

This state park building is filled with the history of Mendocino, and ought to be your first stop during a visit (unless you're only there for the shopping).

Visited June 2012
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Salinas, California
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41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Very informative”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2012

It's always fun to learn special information about the places you are visiting. Every city has a story and the Ford House Museum was no exception. Very friendly docent, too!

Visited April 2012
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Thank Denise D
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Yuba City, California
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely home/museum; friendly volunteers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

From the moment we arrived, my boyfriend and I were welcomed by a friendly volunteer who showed us around and shared the history of the home and the immediate area. She then left us to our own devices to browse around and let us know that if we needed help, she was there. This old home has been turned into a fantastic museum with a lot of information about the logging industry and the Ford family who built the house. A must-see if you're in Fort Bragg or Mendocino.

Visited April 2012
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Thank Tori H
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