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Come visit our new store in Bridgeport, Ca at 323 Main St.

The Bodie Mercantile was opened in May of 2018

All profits go to the protection and preservation of Bodie State Historic Park!

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Helping Us

Whatever future generations may discover and appreciate about Bodie is our responsibility today. Bodie Foundation is a non-profit organization which helps to carry on the vital work of stabilization, protecting artifacts and interpreting the history of Bodie.


All annual membership include: 

  • Subscription to our semi-annual newsletter, The Bodie Times
  • 20% discount off most merchandise sold in the Bodie museum bookstore and the Bodie Mercantile located in Bridgeport
  • An invite to our annual summer special event
  • Pre-sale tickets for our event tickets
  • Memberships are annual, based on the date you join

Join or renew online; or download a membership form and mail it, along with your check payable to “Bodie Foundation” to:

Bodie Foundation
PO Box 278
Bridgeport, CA 93517
(760) 932-7574

Membership Options

$35 - Pay Dirt

$50 - Silver Vein

$75 - Gold Mine

$100 - W.S. Bodey

$250 - Teamster

$601 - For Life

$5,000 - Benefactor

Click here to purchase membership online.

Bodie’s history is rich with events and the stories of the colorful people who once lived here. Help us preserve the history of this unique town for future generations.


Click here to go to our donations page

Donations can be in many forms, individual, corporate, planned giving, and for general program use, or specific projects. What they all have in common is that they help us achieve our mission, and they are greatly appreciated! Donations can be made online, or by mail. If you want your donation to go to a specific project, such as one of our stabilization projects, please note that on your donation. For more information about our projects please visit our “Projects” page. For more information about corporate or planned giving please call us at (760) 932-7574.


We rely heavily on volunteers. Our board of trustees are all volunteers that not only govern, but fill many roles in various action committees. Volunteers play an important role in helping us plan and put on special events, produce newsletters and calendars, and provide expert advice in areas such as IT, legal and fundraising. Volunteers also lead interpretive programs and help run the visitor centers during the summer. Contact us to find out more about volunteering with the Bodie Foundation, or visit for more information about volunteering for State Parks at Bodie, Mono Lake, or Grover Hot Springs.