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Sharpsteen Museum

1311 Washington St, Calistoga, CA 94515-1441
+1 707-942-5911
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Nice piece of history

We stumbled upon this place basically by accident, does not look like much from the outside but... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2016
Robert B
,
Wittlich, Germany
A gem in the middle of Calistoga

This museum is one of the best community museums that I have ever been to. (And I have been to... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2016
marjean
,
Oakland, CA
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  • Average6%
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1311 Washington St, Calistoga, CA 94515-1441
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+1 707-942-5911
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Reviewed 28 February 2016

We stumbled upon this place basically by accident, does not look like much from the outside but quite nice on the inside. The displays show scenes and depictions of a time long past. Free of charge and several raeas as well as cabin set in...More

1  Thank Robert B
Kathryn B, General Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2016

Robert, thank you for sharing your honest experience with us. We are so glad that you accidentally stumbled upon us. If you are ever in the area again, please come and see us.

Reviewed 19 February 2016

This museum is one of the best community museums that I have ever been to. (And I have been to many museums over the years). It's very well organized with lots of information. Particularly interesting to me was the pot that came with a survivor...More

Thank marjean
Kathryn B, General Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2016

Marjean, we never get tired of hearing that we are the best! Reading this review, from someone who has been to so many museums is a great honor. Thank you so much for all of the kind words. We hope to see you again in...More

Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across the museum while strolling down Lincoln Avenue. It was a nice respite from the rain. Their staff are very knowledgeable and passionate about Calistoga history. I especially liked their Native American baskets exhibit.

Thank nocciolata
Kathryn B, General Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2016

Nocciolata, we are happy that you stumbled upon us! Thank you so much for all of the kind words. Please come see us again in the future.

Reviewed 19 January 2016

So much info in such a small space! Experienced and helpful volunteers. Some interactive displays. Wasn't expecting this place at all, and so glad we stumbled across it.

Thank Caroline H
Kathryn B, General Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2016

Caroline, thank you for visiting us at Sharpsteen Museum! We’re pleased to know how much you enjoyed our exhibits and we hope to see you again should you ever return to Calistoga!

Reviewed 8 December 2015

If you're interested in how Calistoga got started, this is the place to visit. Very charming and small enough to not get museum burn-out. The diorama of the old town and the stories about Sam Brannan make it all worthwhile.

Thank Susan W
Kathryn B, Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2015

Susan, thank you for your five star and generous recommendation! We love hearing from our visitors and it’s great to know how much you enjoyed our exhibits and displays. Please stop in and see us again next time you’re in Calistoga!

Reviewed 6 November 2015

We stopped in to this delightful, small museum because of the recommendations on Trip Advisor. There is a minimal request of a $3.00 donation that you can put into a container at the entrance. A docent/volunteer shared information about Mr Sharpsteen's work with Walt Disney...More

Thank rubyskymom
Kathryn B, Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2015

We can hardly express our appreciation of this incredibly lovely review. Thank you for stopping by Sharpsteen Museum. We are very happy to hear you were pleased with the kind service you received from our wonderful volunteers. Your recommendation means so much, thanks again!

Reviewed 15 October 2015

Stopped in while browsing at the Farmers' Market and stayed for about an hour. Very good. Developed by a guy who worked for Disney in the 50s. Take a look.

Thank ChicagoTheo
Kathryn B, Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2015

Thanks for taking the time to share your kind words, Theo! Your recommendation and support of the Sharpsteen Museum is truly appreciated.

Reviewed 8 September 2015

Small but very informative about the history of Calistoga. The docent was very friendly and knew her history of the museum.

Thank Carol H
Kathryn B, General Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2015

Hi Carol, Thank you for reviewing your recent visit to Sharpsteen Museum! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed yourself and we hope to see you again next time you’re in the area.

Reviewed 21 August 2015

We stop in as curious tourists and it was a delight. We saw the Disney display and learned alot from the ladies who volunteer at this quaint museum. It is worth stopping in while having lunch nearby. So much history in one very unique museum....More

Thank Suesuesayshi
Kathryn B, Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2015

Thanks for your excellent review! We’re pleased to know how much you enjoyed your visit and we appreciate the useful tips for our future guests. Please stop in and see us again soon!

Reviewed 20 July 2015

Very interesting museum with a lot for children. Intricate displays of the history of settlers in area. Also founder Ben Sharpsteen was an illustrator for and friend of Walt Disney.

Thank bullj51
Kathryn B, Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2015

bullj51, We truly appreciate the 5 star rating that you provided us! Thank you for the kind words you’ve written from your recent visit to Sharpsteen.

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Kathryn B
Is this hotel in Roncone proper, in the town itself? We are planning a trip for the Madonna d'agosto.
7 June 2015|
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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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