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Potter Schoolhouse

17110 Bodega Lane, Bodega Bay, CA 94922
+1 707-876-3257
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Pretty Cool

This is a cool thing to see if you are on the central coast. It is pretty popular 3 cars stopped... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
petraso1
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Idaho Falls, Idaho
Hitchcock Movie Setting

Awesome to see this schoolhouse that was a major part of the movie The Birds! The town of Bodega is... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
Tim S
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Grass Valley, California
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A landmark from an Alfred Hitchcock film.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good39%
  • Average31%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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17110 Bodega Lane, Bodega Bay, CA 94922
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+1 707-876-3257
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"take photos"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a cool thing to see if you are on the central coast. It is pretty popular 3 cars stopped when we where there

Thank petraso1
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Awesome to see this schoolhouse that was a major part of the movie The Birds! The town of Bodega is quite a few miles away from this location and the school house is not actually in Bodega Bay. Well worth seeking out for a photo...More

Thank Tim S
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Google maps has it in Bodega Bay. However it is 5 miles inland, In the town of Bodega. It is fun to go see if you are planning or have seen the Birds by Alfred Hitchcock.

Thank ragbone2016
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

It is privately owned so you can only take photos from the outside. It's behind the church which was also in the movie, "The Birds".

Thank izsmom
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

The only reason to seek this out is because of the movie THE BIRDS. It is difficult to find and there's not a lot to see once you get there other than to say that you have

Thank MAR-AM-UK
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Although its always cool to see something that was in a movie, this was a little underwhelming for me. Love Bodega Bay and the story of the filming but its just a building that you can drive by and look at.

Thank Guy B
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

This looks exactly the way it did in the movie. It is privately owned now I do think there are certain times that you can get a tour. So I sugest checking the website. You can drive right up to the fence.

Thank Angela B
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

We asked in Bodega Bay where the house was that was used in "The Birds" We were given the route to find it. Not too many people around but the place was locked up and you had no access. But you could photo the outside...More

1  Thank Mike H
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Yes, this is the backdrop (one of several) for "The Birds". Looks pretty much the same from the outside. Have never been inside and not even sure if you can go in, but doubt there would be much to see. Go for the nostalgia, but...More

Thank Bart C
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

We stopped while in Bodega, and snapped a couple of photos. The school is a private home, and tours are not available, but the exterior is in good shape, looking just as it did in the film.

Thank Shapley_Hunter
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Nancy V
15 July 2016|
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Response from Becky M | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if ownership has changed but what I read was it is a private residence so it is not open to the public.
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Robert A
5 September 2015|
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Response from ron m | Reviewed this property |
Sonoma county government agency calls it Italianate
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