Directions

Directions

The Roots of Motive Power collection and the Railroad History Project Exhibition and Learning Center are located in Willits, California, 140 miles north of San Francisco and just east of Highway 101. The Exhibition and Learning Center adjoins the Mendocino County Museum at 400 East Commercial St. Part of the Roots of Motive Power collection is housed in the Exhibition and Learning Center; most of the collection is at the Roots facility, approximately 100 yards northeast of the museum.
 
  1. When going North on Highway 101 in Willits, go one-half mile north of Highway 20 and turn East on Commercial Street.
  2. Proceed approximately one-half mile.
  3. Roots of Motive Power is on the left, just past the Mendocino County Museum.
Map of Willts with directions to Roots
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When to Visit

Visitors are welcome to see the Roots facility on regular workdays, which are the first and third Sunday of each month, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. If the workday occurs during a three-day weekend, the workday is on Saturday instead of Sunday.

Please email us at mail@rootsofmotivepower.com to confirm that the facility will be open on a specific workday. You may also email us to make arrangements to visit Roots at another time. Check the Roots Events Schedule for other days that the facility will be open.