Running Fence – Watson School Historic Park

14550 Bodega Highway
Bodega, CA 94922
Description

Watson School was built in 1856 in the picturesque countryside of west Sonoma County, near the village of Bodega, and was an active school until the late 1960’s.

The interior is currently closed closed to the public, but visitors are welcome to walk up to the building to get a close up view of a one-room schoolhouse and to read a panel describing its history.

Adjacent to this historic building is Christo & Jeanne-Claude Running Fence Park, which commemorates the area as the location of a 1972-1976 art project that consisted of a fabric fence that stretched for 24.5 miles.

This quarter-acre park provides a small parking lot, lawn and picnic tables. A portable restroom is available. Open daily from sunrise to sunset.

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Running Fence – Watson School Historic Park

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