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The Guest House was built primarily of coast redwood in 1892 by the Fort Bragg Redwood Company as a private residence of the Johnson Family, the company owners. It was also used a guest house for visiting senior company officials from the San Francisco headquarters and VIP visitors to the mill and logging sites.Plan to visit Guest House Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Fort Bragg attractions using our Fort Bragg trip itinerary planner.
In 1905, the Fort Bragg Redwood Company became Union Lumber Company, which was subsequently sold to Boise-Cascade Corporation, and then sold to Georgia-Pacific Corp. Georgia-Pacific used the building as a specialty boutique to its department store Sea Fair, and then turned it into a museum.
On July 24, 1957, the Guest House was registered as California Historical Landmark No. 615, with a plaque placed in front of the house on September 2, 1957.
In 1985, Georgia-Pacific donated the museum to the City of Fort Bragg. The Fort Bragg-Mendocino Coast Historical Society assumed responsibility for the building in 1999, and now uses the Guest House Museum as its headquarters.
Guest House Museum reviews
I was hoping for more. There are not very many furnishings or original items to the home. Seems very much like it is a work in progress. There is wonderful redwood molding and doors and some nice...
I was hoping for more. There are not very many furnishings or original items to the home. Seems very much like it is a work in progress. There is wonderful redwood molding and doors and some nice... more »
The many displays highlighting the history of Fort Bragg and the beautiful house (gorgeous stained-glass windows) give a sense of place to this beautiful seaside town. History books available for...
The many displays highlighting the history of Fort Bragg and the beautiful house (gorgeous stained-glass windows) give a sense of place to this beautiful seaside town. History books available for... more »
Beautiful place with so much history about Mendocino County and Fort Bragg in general. The staff was very knowledgeable and was more than happy to answer all questions. The building has been renovated recently and is in pristine condition. Great place for a family on vacation to learn about the area. Plus who gets to see a piece of the largest Redwood Tree ever cut down in Mendocino County.
It appears very nice inside but it was closed because we arrived late & also short of docents to show.
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