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Ferndale, the Victorian Village

updated 10-20-14

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Arts & Antiques

Aesthetic Design & Photography: 707-786-4643

Antiques & More: 580 Main St.

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The Blacksmith Shop Gallery: 491 Main St. 707-786-4216

Buttonwillow Studio: 1337 Lincoln St. 707-786-4285

Ellen Briggs Watercolors

Etter's Victorian Glass: 476 Main St. 707-786-4237

Farmer's Daughter: 352 Main St. 707-786-4247

Ferndale ArtsFerndale Arts: 580 Main St. 707-786-9634

Ferndale Art & Cultural Center: 580 Main St.

Ferndale Dance Academy: 430 Ocean Ave. 707-496-0805

Ferndale Emporium: 344 Main St. 707-786-9877

Ferndale Museum: 3rd & A Streets, 707-786-4466

Ferndale Music Company: 385 Main St. 707-786-7030

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Ferndale Repertory Theatre: 447 Main St. 786-LIVE (707-786-5483)

Griggs Gallery/Red Eye Laboratories: 405 Main. 616-5783

Golden Gait Mercantile: 421 Main St. 707-786-4891

Holly Garbutt Millinery & Design: 580 Main St.

Mind's Eye Manufactory: 393 Main St.

Under the Polka Dot Umbrella: 524 Main St. 786-9494

Victorian Christmas Ornaments by Dresden Star: P.O. Box 952, Ferndale, CA 95536. (707) 215-9510

Ferndale Clothing Co.

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Abraxas: 505 Main St. 707-786-4288

Beann's Jams: 606 Main St., 707-786-9892

The Blacksmith Shop: 455 Main St. 707-786-4216

Centerville Farms: 877-780-4666

Eden's Kiss Natural Skin Care: PO Box 194, Ferndale 95536, 707-786-9573

Farmer's Daughter: 352 Main St. 707-786-4247

Ferndale Clothing Co.: 361 Main St. 707-786-4111

Ferndale Emporium: 344 Main St. 707-786-9877

Ferndale Farms: Grass fed & finished beef, lamb and goat. 707-986-4322

Ferndale Museum Gift Shop: 3rd & A Streets. 707-786-4466

Ferndale Music Company: 385 Main St. 707-786-7030

Ferndale Tech Computer Assistance: 524 Main St. 707-786-1016

Foggy Bottoms Yarns: 350 Main St. 707-786-9188

Girlie Girls & Their Guys: 444 Main St. 707-786-4544

Golden Bee Candleworks: 451 Main St. 707-786-4508

Golden Gait Mercantile: 421 Main St. 707-786-4891

Heart & Soul: 614 Main St. 707-786-9231

The Kitchen Store: 452 Main St., 786-7136

Lentz Department Store: 406 Main St. 707-786-4644

Nilsen Company: 1593 Market St. 707-786-9501

Painted Pony Farm: Organic Growers & Jelliers. 707-786-4816

Passion Flowers by Jamie Hindley: Florist and tuxedo rentals. 627 Shaw Ave., #2. 707-496-5189

The Pearly Gait: 451 Main St. 707-786-9420

Rings Pharmacy: 362 Main St. 707-786-4511. e-mail

Silva's Fine JewelrySilva's Fine Jewelry: 400 Ocean Ave. 888-589-1011, 707-786-4425

Sweetness & Light: 554 Main St. 707-786-4403

Times Remembered: 431 Main St. 707-786-9500

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Attractions & Leisure Activities

bocce playerBocce: Three new courts, located centrally at Firemen's Park, all built to regulation standards by the Ferndale Bocce Club. Each court is 13 by 91 feet and built to last with concrete curbs lined with wood rails. The courts are bedded with 8 inches of compacted road base overlaid with three inches of crushed oyster shell/clay loam and one half inch of oyster shell flour for the finished rolling surface. One court also has wheelchair access. Courts are open to the general public for personal use. (Rent bocce balls from J&W Liquors.) The regular schedule usually includes Sunday afternooon bocce, open to everyone at 1 p.m.; open Bocce play Wednesday afternoons at 4 p.m.; and a bocce potluck the first Sunday of the month. Check the Bocce website calendar to confirm. Courts may be reserved periodically for tournaments. Ferndale Bocce courts, Firemen’s Park

Fern Cottage: Built in 1866 for the cattle ranching Russ family, Fern Cottage is a picturesque farm house on the National Register of Historic Places for its historic integrity. Three miles west of Ferndale at 2121 Centerville Road; from Ferndale's Main Street, take Ocean Avenue west (Ocean becomes Centerville). Public tours of the historic home, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 15 & 16, July 20 & 21, Aug  31 & Sept 1, 2011. 707-786-4835


Ferndale Cemetery: With historic markers dating back to the last century, the pioneer cemetery is a surprisingly popular attraction. Views of the ocean to the west, overlooking Ferndale and the Eel River Valley to the east.

Ferndale Library: A Carnegie Library built in 1910. Open noon-5 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday; noon-4:30 pm Friday; 7-9 pm Tuesday & Thursday evenings. 707-786-9559

ferndale museumFerndale Museum: Victorian room settings, a working seismograph, farming and dairy equipment. Reopening in March 2010. Open hours: Wednesdays through Saturdays, 11-4; Sundays, 1-4; Tuesdays, June through September, 11-4. 707-786-4466

Ferndale Repertory Theatre: Year-round live theatre with performances at 8 pm Friday/Saturday most weekendsyear-round;Saturday and Sunday matinees, 2 pm.786-LIVE (707-786-5483)

lighthouseHumboldt County Fairgrounds, home to the Humboldt County Fair & Horse Races each August, features gymkhanas, barrel racing, cattle sortings, high school rodeo and other equestrian events; call for schedule. Note the champion cow grave markers, too! Call 707-786-9511 for fairgrounds information.

Hike the Sounding Seas & Eel River Estuary PreservesSounding Seas & Eel River Estuary Preserves Hikes: Ranger-guided tours (at no charge) of the sloughs, wetlands, dunes and beach located just north of Centerville Beach, and stretching to the south spit of the Eel River, this magnificent property is owned and managed by the state's largest non-profit land steward, the Wildlands Conservancy. Arrange a hike for your group by calling 707-672-4725.

gumdrop treesVictorian Village Self-Guided Tours: Pick up a free souvenir newspaper from The Ferndale Enterprise office or Ferndale shops for walking and driving tour maps to historic homes, churches, and Main Street shops. (Call Ferndale Museum well in advance if you would like your group tour conducted by a local volunteer: 707-786-4466.)

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send e-mailFor more information, call the
Ferndale Chamber of Commerce: (707) 786-4477

More Ferndale Fun:

Ferndale in Click for Ferndale, California Forecast
Ferndale pressed pennies Photo courtesy of Tom Renner
Building "The Majestic"
Recognition for Ferndale:

Dozen Destinctive Destinations, National Trust for Historic Preservation

Prettiest Painted Place in America award

Best of the North Coast Reader's Choice Award
Centerville Beach named Best
Beach on the North Coast!

Ferndale is listed in many guidebooks, including Weekend Adventures in
San Francisco & Northern California

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