Here Is What You Can Expect at the Kelley House Museum


California has always inspired travelers to come from all over the world and explore its mysterious shores. Mendocino is not exempt from that magic spell. More than stunning ocean views and gorgeous landscape, the town offers a rich historical heritage – and you can learn all about it at the Kelley House Museum! Travel back in time with one of the oldest families in the county and discover how the town of Mendocino was created. Admire old objects, take a look at original photographs, and tour the town with your loved ones! The Kelley House Museum is the perfect day-trip activity for all the history bluffs out there.


If you enjoy your visit at the Kelley House Museum and want to learn more about Mendocino’s way of life, download our free Vacation Guide! You will get our top recommendations for exciting museums, stunning hiking trails, gourmet restaurants, secret spots, and more! Get ready for a unique experience at Sea Rock Inn.


Dive Into Mendocino’s History at the Kelley House Museum


Preserving Mendocino’s Past

The Kelley House Museum is a true gem in the heart of Mendocino. Founded in 1973, its mission is to protect and preserve the town’s history and cultural heritage. The museum is located in the home of one of the first resident families, the Kelleys, and offers fantastic insight into what life was like over 150 years ago. Discover the tales of Mendocino, its Portuguese origins, and how it came to be the place we know and love.


A Great Way to Discover Mendocino

Visiting the Kelley House Museum is an excellent way to learn about Mendocino’s history. The facility offers delightful tours, both inside and outside the house! The museum displays the permanent collection all year long from Friday through Monday, from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. Through historical objects, documents, and photographs, explore the local geography, industry, architecture, you’ll uncover nature of this quaint Northern California town.


Visitors can also take a guided tour around town! A lively guide impersonating a 19th-century character will tell you interesting stories and anecdotes about Mendocino. For example, did you know that the TV show Murder She Wrote was filmed at the Blair House downtown? Travel back in time during this 2.5-hour stroll and admire some breathtaking views of the ocean along the way!


Once you are done visiting the Kelley House Museum, why not hop in your car and go on a scenic road trip? The Northern California coast is best experienced with the wind in your hair and the Sequoia trees all around you. To end the day well, book yourself a massage at our spa and have a relaxing experience with the one you love. There’s nothing better than a hot stone massage after a long day of adventures!


Have a Restful Weekend at Sea Rock Inn

Kelley House MuseumAfter learning about Mendocino’s history at the Kelley House Museum, come home to a comfortable room at Sea Rock Inn. Our cozy accommodations are the perfect place to rest and admire stunning ocean views right from your bed. Book one of our Junior Suites and lay next to the wood-burning Franklin fireplace with a glass of wine. Then, slip into a complimentary robe and lay in a beautiful queen bed. Wake up the next morning to the sound of the waves crashing and enjoy a delicious homemade breakfast.


Book your stay today and have the most relaxing vacation at Sea Rock Inn!