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Sharpsteen Museum

1311 Washington St, Calistoga, CA 94515-1441
+1 707-942-5911
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Interesting Museum

This is a fun museum for people of all ages. Great diorama of Calistoga resort vintage 1900. A nice... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2015
SnmaGal
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Santa Rosa, California
Great small museum

I have been here but was my Girlfriends first visit. I love the Disney section. (Ben Sharpsteen... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2015
Darwin H
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Santa Cruz, California
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“local history” (9 reviews)
“gold rush” (5 reviews)
“early days” (4 reviews)
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1311 Washington St, Calistoga, CA 94515-1441
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"great displays"
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"disney animation"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"real oscar"
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"native americans"
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"robert louis stevenson"
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Reviewed 21 April 2015

This is a fun museum for people of all ages. Great diorama of Calistoga resort vintage 1900. A nice respite from an otherwise adult tourist area.

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Kathryn B, Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2015

We appreciate the kind words you’ve written about your recent visit to our museum. Thank you for the four star review!

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Reviewed 2 March 2015

I have been here but was my Girlfriends first visit. I love the Disney section. (Ben Sharpsteen worked for Walt as a animator.) The Diorama has to be seen. It is a scale model of Calistoga from the OLD Days. Nice old artifacts with a...More

1  Thank Darwin H
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Kathryn B, Guest Relations Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2015

Darwin, we are thrilled that you chose to visit the Sharpsteen yet again, and brought a friend. It is important to us that visitors enjoy our museum, comments such as yours are always appreciated, we cannot thank you enough. Santa Cruz isn't too far to...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2015

Fun, local history, well documented. Not a large museum, but one where the visitor can learn a little about the rich history of the area.More

Thank Martie L
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Kathryn B, Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2015

Martie, Thank you for taking the time to share some kind words about our museum. We hope you had fun learning some interesting facts about our area on your visit. Our Special Exhibits' area changes in May & November each year, so please stop back...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2015

They change the exhibits periodically, so it is worth a return visit to see what's new. Good for adults and children. Mr. Sharpsteen was an artist with Walt Disney and often there are displays of his memorabilia.

2  Thank Sandra S
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Kathryn B, Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2015

Sandra, Thank you for the positive feedback and tips for newcomers. We appreciate your review and hope to see you again in the near future.

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Reviewed 6 January 2015

Do it yourself tour. It was great to spend as much time as we wanted with an exhibit. It told of gold discoveries and women's lot in the early days of the town. The Donner Party also has some history with the town. Some of...More

2  Thank Marsha H
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Reviewed 1 January 2015 via mobile

This museum is very interesting and made with love and passion. We learned that the founder just donated the building and said that the town had to do the rest - and they did. There are lots of exhibits, diaramas and explanations that show the...More

1  Thank Silke H
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Reviewed 29 December 2014

A really really great place to bring kids and the whole family. We went with my three daughters, wife, sister in law, her parents and my parents and just had a blast. I really wish every town had something like this.

1  Thank Carl J
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Kathryn B, Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2014

Carl, Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so happy to hear you and your family had a great time at our museum. We hope to see you all back again soon!

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Reviewed 19 December 2014

Larger than I expected for a small town. Gave good history of Calistoga. Woman who worked there was friendly and happy to share some of the history. Enjoyed seeing an Oscar statue. Nice way to spend an hour.

Thank Anne689
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Kathryn B, Owner at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2014

Hi Anne, Thanks for taking the time to provide such great feedback about your recent visit to Sharpsteen Museum. It was a delight sharing some of our area’s rich history with you, and we hope you stop in again next time you’re in the area!

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Reviewed 20 November 2014

Museum is very informative and worth the visit. It is a historical museum of the Napa Valley with many treasures from the past on display.

Thank Barbara G
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Kathryn B, Owner at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2014

Hi Barbara, Thank you for your five star review. We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you in again soon!

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Reviewed 11 November 2014

Very nice little museum that shows the early Calistoga history. Interesting facts, photos and recreations. Something for everyone.

Thank 1Stewart
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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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