Ford House Visitor Center & Museum, Mendocino

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Visitor Center
The Ford House Museum, located on Main Street in Mendocino, is recognized by the Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce as the official Visitor Information Center for the town. Open daily, 11am to 4pm, the Ford House is the perfect place to start any visit to Mendocino. The circa 1854 home offers both historic and current information on the town and the area State Parks, including a broad selection of brochures, books, maps, cards, and gifts. A number of videos are available upon request, with topics ranging from the steam whistle logging era of the early Twentieth Century to the amazing story of gray whale migration.

Seasonal exhibits are showcased through out the year and include Whales, Wildflowers, and Mushrooms.
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  • Friendly, knowledgeable staff. I enjoyed the hand made model of the town in the 1800's that takes up one whole room. Also a room full of botanical samples from the area  more »
  • We had a great time listening to John tell us about the lumber mill and the history of the house and town. Don't miss it!  more »
  • This historic building tells the story of this incredibly scenic and quaint northern California coastal village. If you've had the good sense to visit Mendocino be sure to stop in for an informative tour. Bucket list this one my friends !
  • Lots of historical items to view. Brochures and flyers regarding upcoming events and places of interest. Staff very friendly and helpful with all my questions!

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