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Sharpsteen Museum

1311 Washington St, Calistoga, CA 94515-1441
+1 707-942-5911
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Homegrown, yet really good

If you are a history nerd, this is definitely worth a visit. The exhibits are somewhat homemade... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
AmieeandJohn
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San Francisco, California
Lots of History in a Small Place

More California (and West Coast) history that you probably don't know about. I found it very... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
khub79
,
Walnut Creek, California
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1311 Washington St, Calistoga, CA 94515-1441
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+1 707-942-5911
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

If you are a history nerd, this is definitely worth a visit. The exhibits are somewhat homemade, but charming and fascinating history of Calistoga's founder Sam Brennan and the characters that followed him. We spent an hour there.

Thank AmieeandJohn
Kathryn B, Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

AmieeandJohn, Thanks for visiting us at the Sharpsteen Museum. We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our exhibits and learning more about the history of Calistoga. we appreciate your kind words and five star review!

Reviewed 21 May 2017

More California (and West Coast) history that you probably don't know about. I found it very interesting as a self guided tour but also had a nice conversation with the gentleman working there. They didn't charge admission but accept donations. Even a modest contribution will...More

1  Thank khub79
Kathryn B, Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Khub79, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed visiting us at the Sharpsteen Museum and learning about the history of California! We hope that you learned some interesting things and...More

Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Mr. Sharpsteen, the man who started the museum, was an animator for Disney and even received an Oscar. Mr. Sharpsteen would come as a boy to this area and found the history of the area important and fascinating so he made this museum. As he...More

Thank Lynette A
Kathryn B, Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Lynette, thank you for taking the time to share such a lovely review. It’s great to know you truly enjoyed your visit to Sharpsteen Museum and we hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Small collection, but very interesting. The typewriter collection was cool and the diorama was amazing. Volunteer docent was very nice and shared good info that added some context.More

Thank Lydia S
Kathryn B, General Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

Lydia, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your five star review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our typewriter collection and our Docent did a great job showing you around and sharing additional information with you. Thanks...More

Reviewed 3 March 2017

I learned a lot about the history of the area . Very nice and knowledgeable staff one of my favorite spots in Calistoga

Thank greendragongenetics
Kathryn B, Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

greendragongenetics, we’re honored to be one of your favorite spots in Calistoga. Thanks for your considerate review!

Reviewed 31 January 2017

This museum had excellent diorama displays of Calistoga's early days when it was a thermal hot springs resort for the wealthy of San Francisco. There was also an extensive display of early typewriters made by Remington, Royal, Underwood and others. Additionally displayed were a collection...More

Thank EvaT1133
Kathryn B, General Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2017

Eva, thanks for taking a glimpse into the history of Calistoga with us at Sharpsteen Museum! We’re thrilled to know how much you enjoyed not only the exhibits, but also our gift shop, and we’d love to see you again next time you’re in town!

Reviewed 21 January 2017

Museum gives history about the beginning of Calistoga. They also rotate some other displays. When we were there they had old typewriters.

Thank JennPinky
Kathryn B, Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2017

Jenn, thanks for checking out Sharpsteen Museum and our new exhibit - Still QWERTY After All These Years.

Reviewed 7 January 2017

We visited the museum at the advice of the local visitor center staff. I was impressed with the contents and presentation of their many artifacts. You can learn about the interesting history of the area and see lots of great relics of the past. They...More

Thank GNGator
Kathryn B, Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2017

GNGator, thank you for your review and generous recommendation! It’s a delight to know you enjoyed learning about our city’s rich history just as much as we love sharing it, and we would love to see you again next time you’re in town!

Reviewed 6 December 2016

This is a small museum with some interesting exhibits. You can go thru it in less than an hour. It is a worthwhile stop to get some local history.

Thank nabglow
Kathryn B, General Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2016

Nabglow, thank you for visiting! Our exhibits are changing regularly, so we hope to see you again next time you’re in Calistoga.

Reviewed 19 November 2016

I am one. The Sharpsteen presents a brief overview of the development of Calistoga by the white man - the notable attraction is the diorama of the original Indian Springs resort. It is quite small; during our visit, much of the space was taken up...More

Thank Yog-Sothoth
Kathryn B, Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2016

Yog, thank you for visiting the Sharpsteen Museum.

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Kathryn B
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Response from Marsha H | Reviewed this property |
The museum I'm talking about is in the town of Calistoga, CA. It'seems a great little-known museum with a lot of pioneer history! You'll find it really interesting! !
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