The Kelley House Museum is a house museum in Mendocino, California. It is located at 45007 Albion Street in Mendocino.Add Kelley House Museum and other attractions to your Mendocino trip itinerary using our Mendocino sightseeing website.
It was founded in 1973 and has mission "to collect, preserve, protect and share the rich history of the Mendocino Coast." It interprets Mendocino's logging and shipping industries.
It is the starting point of a popular walking tour of Mendocino.
It has "the only museum-quality storage and research facility open to visitors on the Mendocino California Coast."
It has a cannon salvaged by sport divers in the 1960s, from the ship Frolic which was wrecked in 1850 a few miles north of Mendocino, at Point Cabrillo. Investigation of the wreck by agents of Henry Meiggs sparked the development of the timber industry in the area. Mendocino itself was founded in 1852 as a logging community for what became the Mendocino Lumber Company, and was originally named Meiggsville after Meiggs.
Kelley House Museum reviews
The docent John was so interesting to listen to. He told stories of shipwrecks and Mr. Ford. The house is beautifully restored and we bought a bird kite that I had been wanting for a long time. more »
I don't know how they managed to designate this whole town as a living monument to 1900 but architecturally they did and they express that with pride, not with snooty attitudes. It's a wonderful... more »
Fantastic very knowledgeable. I have been to Mendocino several times and decided to take the walking tour. WOW. The guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable of the history of the town. Highly recommended! I enjoyed it thoroughly.
The tour is super informative and a great way to understand the village.
Plan your trip to Mendocino
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Mendocino
Side trips from Mendocino
Hidden gems in Mendocino
Nearby attractions in Mendocino
Shopping in Mendocino
Nature in Mendocino
Trips to Kelley House Museum by other users
15 days in Mendocino BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books Ford House Visitor Center & Museum Mendocino Coast 4 days in Mendocino BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Kelley House Museum Mendocino Art Center Mendocino Headlands State Park 4 days in Mendocino & San Jose BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Mendocino San Jose 4 days in Mendocino BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Mendocino Coast Mendocino Jams & Preserves Point Cabrillo Light Station 14 days in Ukiah BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Schooner Gulch State Beach Sea Ranch Chapel Gualala Point Regional Park 8 days in Mendocino BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Russian Gulch State Park Point Cabrillo Light Station Point Cabrillo Light