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Potter Schoolhouse

17110 Bodega Lane, Bodega Bay, CA 94922
+1 707-876-3257
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Look in the sky the for Birds

This looks exactly the way it did in the movie. It is privately owned now I do think there are... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Angela B
Trenton, Georgia
The Birds

We asked in Bodega Bay where the house was that was used in "The Birds" We were given the route to... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Mike H
Phoenix, Arizona
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A landmark from an Alfred Hitchcock film.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good40%
  • Average30%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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17110 Bodega Lane, Bodega Bay, CA 94922
+1 707-876-3257
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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
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

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 10 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
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
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We are huge Alfred Hitchcock fans. We had to go to the the school house used during filming if The Birds. They were not giving tours the day we were, but we got some really good pictures.

1  Thank ivalou1
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We just stopped and took pictures as it is a private residence now. Great to see to help with the movie The Birds. Pictured it in my mind as being closer to the water due to the movie. A very interesting building.

Thank vinabette
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Always wanted to see this building as it was in the movie The Birds. A little town of Bodega surrounds it! Nice little shops. It is right behind a beautiful little church.

Thank FredN47
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

The only reason we went was because of Alfred Hitchcock's movie, The Birds. We stopped, read the plaque and took a picture. No crowds. There is not much else to do. Since it is a private residence it is not open to see the inside....More

1  Thank JCMFarms
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

The property was bought and renovated by a private owner and cannot be visited. It was fun however seeing the house and recalling the scenes from "the birds". This can be combined with a visit to St Teresa de Avila church which next to the...More

1  Thank rafoush12013
Reviewed 24 June 2017

This has been a favorite stop when going to Bodega. The Schoolhouse looks deserted and no visiting hours are posted. We were disappointed. Keep checking web site to see if something changes. Site is worth visiing if you are are HItchcock fan.

Thank Mary Ann S
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Nancy V
14 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.
Robert A
5 September 2015|
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Response from ron m | Reviewed this property |
Sonoma county government agency calls it Italianate