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Don't miss this - its such a hidden gem!!!

This place was fantastic - good for any and all ages - it provided an excellent background/history... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
opinionatedtraveller
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We stopped at the Sharpsteen Museum after reading other reviews on TripAdvisor. If you are a... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2018
Caroline F
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Coronado, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was fantastic - good for any and all ages - it provided an excellent background/history of the area and I was astounded to learn as much as I did in just the hour that I spent there - you could spend less time,...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2018

We stopped at the Sharpsteen Museum after reading other reviews on TripAdvisor. If you are a Disney fan you will enjoy this small museum. The volunteer staffing the desk gave a great overview with just the right amount of information to focus our visit. The...More

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Kathryn B, Board of Directors at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Dear Caroline, we are so happy you stopped by to visit the Sharpsteen, and even happier that you enjoyed our gem of a museum as well as your time trolling Calistoga. Don't forget to stop by the next time you are here, we'd love to...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

I love visiting this small, historical museum. The permanent collections are informative and well done, a glimpse into the past of the area. The doll house and the diorama are must sees for miniature enthusiasts. There is also a full size stage coach! A section...More

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Kathryn B, Vice President at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

We thank you so much for your wonderful review of the Sharpsteen and are happy that you enjoyed yourself. Our museum is run entirely by volunteers who spend numerous hours to keep our museum open every day as a learning experience for all who visit....More

Reviewed 23 June 2018

This museum not only displays the story of Ben Sharpsteen, an Oscar-winning American animator, director and producer for Disney, but it displays a comprehensive history of Calistoga. We only had one hour to visit the museum before it closed. We could have easily spent another...More

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Kathryn B, Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

We cannot thank you enough for the generous review, Arvid. We appreciate you taking the time to visit our museum and we are overjoyed to know you had such a good time with us. We hope you may think of us again in the future...More

Reviewed 18 April 2018

While not a large museum, this museum that details the history of Calistoga, California, is excellent. While laid out in a linear time line, it takes you from the first settlers up to the early 1900s. Beautiful dioramas show several phases of the growth of...More

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Kathryn B, Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

James, we thank you very much for taking the time to leave such a generous review. It makes us very happy to read that you enjoyed our museum and that you are interested in the history of the area. We thank you for your patronage,...More

Reviewed 9 April 2018

The Sharpsteen Museum is small - but well worth a visit when you are in Calistoga. I've always been fascinated with Sam Brannan's history in San Francisco and, thanks to the museum, discovered that he also had an impactful association with the Calistoga area. Add...More

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Kathryn B, Public Relations Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

We're thrilled to know how you enjoy visiting us! Thank you for taking the time to share such a great review, and we'll see you next time you're in town.

Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

While looking for a restaurant for lunch, my husband and I discovered this museum! What a find! The museum is clean, well-maintained, and tells the story about how the northern Napa Valley/ Calistoga area came into being. The entire exhibit is well done, clearly laid...More

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Kathryn B, Director of Sales at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your awesome review with us! We're happy to hear you have nothing but kind words to say about our museum. We are so happy you and your husband decided to stop in and we look forward to...More

Reviewed 3 March 2018

I visited Calistoga for my birthday and decided to go for a walk during a break in the rain and came across the Sharpsteen Museum. I entered and met volunteer/docent Emma Mazzola who gave me a brief tour. I learned a great deal about Disney...More

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Kathryn B, General Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Jon, thank you for visiting! Your kind remarks will certainly be shared with Emma, and we look forward to seeing you next time you're in town.

Reviewed 7 February 2018

When traveling in a small town, I always try to find the local museum. This is a local gem. The docents are very informative and welcoming. I actually saw an Oscar, it was behind glass, but a real Oscar. Ben Sharpsteen was an award-winning animator,...More

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Kathryn B, Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a generous review Mary. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to the museum during your travels and have an interest in the life of Mr. Sharpsteen, along with all of our other items. Take...More

Reviewed 21 November 2017

Quite a good museum. Excellent displays of natural history, and the history of Napa Valley. Sharpsteen was an illustrator working with Disney. Some great displays.

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Kathryn B, General Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Thank you for your review and recommendation! Please visit again next time you’re in the area.

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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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