Local Attractions - History, Museums & Tours
Much of the coast's mid-19th century architecture has landmark status; the entire town of Mendocino is on the National Register of Historic Places. The annual Historic House & Building Tour points admirers in the right direction. Redwood Legacy -- Lumber barons built many of the coast's towns in the last century, and the timber business is still a strong presence today. Start with a visit to the Guest House Museum in Fort Bragg to explore the redwood legacy.
POINT CABRILLO LIGHT STATION & PRESERVE
13800 Point Cabrillo Drive, midway between Mendocino & Caspar
PO Box 641
Mendocino, CA 95460
Guided walks in the Preserve every Sunday at 11 am, May through September. Tours begin in the Preserve parking area on Point Cabrillo Drive. Preserve is available for hiking and site seeing everyday, and the lighthouse exhibits and gift shop are open at least 4 days per week (more next season).
POINT ARENA LIGHTHOUSE AND MUSEUM
45500 Lighthouse Road - PO Box 11
Point Arena CA 95468
707-882-2777 - Fax 707-882-2777 - Email email@example.com
Point Arena Lighthouse and Museum is open for public tours every day except major holidays. Tours 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Admission is $4.00 for adults and $1.00 for children under 12. Admission includes lighthouse tour, museum admission and access to the Gazebo Trail where the movie Forever Young was filmed.
FORD HOUSE MUSEUM & VISITOR CENTER
735 Main Street - Mendocino - 707-937-5397
Open Daily, 11AM-4PM - Built in 1854, features exhibits and programs about natural and human history
CHINESE TEMPLE OF KWAN TAI
On Albion Street, center of Mendocino - 707-937-1381
By appointment only - Built in 1852, this is the oldest Chinese temple on the north coast.
GUEST HOUSE MUSEUM
343 North Main Street, center of Fort Bragg - 707-964-4251
Built in 1892, exhibits feature pictures and artifacts of the history of the forest products industry on the Mendocino Coast and the City of Fort Bragg
THE SKUNK TRAIN - (CALIFORNIA WESTERN RAILROAD)
Foot of Laurel Street in Fort Bragg
PO Box 907 - Fort Bragg - 95437 - 800-77-SKUNK - 707-964-6371
Scenic train trips through the redwoods - 8AM-5PM daily, year-round
California Western Railroad's "Skunk Train" -- Let a vintage steam or diesel locomotive take you through the redwoods, as they have done for decades.