The Guest House was built primarily of coast redwood in 1892 by the Fort Bragg Redwood Company as a private residence of the Johnson Family, the company owners. It was also used a guest house for visiting senior company officials from the San Francisco headquarters and VIP visitors to the mill and logging sites.Plan to visit Guest House Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Fort Bragg attractions using our Fort Bragg trip itinerary planner.
In 1905, the Fort Bragg Redwood Company became Union Lumber Company, which was subsequently sold to Boise-Cascade Corporation, and then sold to Georgia-Pacific Corp. Georgia-Pacific used the building as a specialty boutique to its department store Sea Fair, and then turned it into a museum.
On July 24, 1957, the Guest House was registered as California Historical Landmark No. 615, with a plaque placed in front of the house on September 2, 1957.
In 1985, Georgia-Pacific donated the museum to the City of Fort Bragg. The Fort Bragg-Mendocino Coast Historical Society assumed responsibility for the building in 1999, and now uses the Guest House Museum as its headquarters.
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The many displays highlighting the history of Fort Bragg and the beautiful house (gorgeous stained-glass windows) give a sense of place to this beautiful seaside town. History books available for... more »
Be aware that their hours are very limited! (Open 11 am - 2 pm) Having missed it on the first try, we returned - and were glad we did. There are informative exhibits throughout the house on the... more »
Excellent history and a beautiful building. The docent was very knowledgeable and friendly. I can't wait to return.
A bit sparce but interesting. Parking isnt easy and hard to find.
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