What Is There to See at the Mendocino County Museum?

There’s more to Northern California than stunning ocean views and rocky beaches. If you want to take a break from hiking in the surrounding lush forests, then we have the perfect activity for you! The Mendocino County Museum is a great local resource to learn about the historical past of the region. Rain or shine, it’s an educational experience you don’t want to miss. Explore the different exhibits, look at authentic artifacts and travel back in time at the Mendocino County Museum!


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Travel in History at the Mendocino County Museum


About the Mendocino County Museum

The Mendocino County Museum is located in the heart of Mendocino County in Willits, CA. Their mission is to collect, conserve and celebrate the history that makes the Mendocino County. When you visit the Mendocino County Museum, you get to see a wide variety of artifacts, learn stories about the residents, and get an exclusive look into the past! Their exhaustive work had gathered a great number of these pieces of history and transformed into wonderful exhibits.


Tips: If you visit the museum on the first Wednesday of the month, your entrance is free!



The Mendocino County Museum offers a variety of exhibits each year. Here are some of the ones you can see:



  • Woven Worlds: follow the story of Mendocino through time, from the first Pomo native people to nowadays population.
  • Main Street: Then & Now: experience a time traveling journey without leaving Willits Main Street! The long gallery recreates this famous street through the centuries with history panels showing the different stages of its development: the indigenous people that populated the area, the ranching boom, and the influx of back-to-landers in the 60’s.


  • The Seabiscuit Display: Relive this historical event through a well-made exhibition and informative video.
  • The Railroad exhibit: Make sure you take you a look at those stunning antique locomotives and old railway equipment.


Tips: After learning about Mendocino’s history, make sure you stop at the museum gift shop!


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View of Suite 8 from the bed - Mendocino County Museum             After exploring all the treasures of the Mendocino County Museum, come home to a comfy room at Sea Rock Inn! Our beautiful Mendocino B&B is located off of Hwy 1 and is a perfect central spot for many area activities and restaurants. We have many rooms available all with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.


Book our Suite 8! This spacious ocean-view room is the perfect place for you to relax and unwind from everyday worries. Take a hot shower and head out to your private balcony! Nothing beats a sunset on our lawns with a glass of wine in your hand. Drift off to sleep easily in our comfy beds topped with luxurious linens, and join us the next morning for a delicious breakfast!

Book your stay today at Sea Rock Inn! We look forward to hosting you.