Looking for new places to go in Calistoga, CA? The Sharpsteen Museum offers many exhibits and fun events to keep everyone in the family entertained. Our museum is home to cultural artifacts, rotating exhibits, and more. Sharpsteen Museum is the perfect location for field trips for students in Napa Valley. Check back here often to see what’s new at the museum.
One of Sharpsteen Museum’s most recent acquisitions is a copy of the “Handbook of Calistoga Springs Or, Little Geysers.” This booklet was printed in 1871 by Sam Brannan to advertise “Calistoga Springs,” the original Hot Springs resort he established in 1862. Included within these pages are a map and lithographs of the resort and surrounding areas, as well as full descriptions written in beautiful 19th-century prose.
We treasure this little gem so much that we had it reproduced as closely as possible to the original, even down to the gold foil-embossed cover. It contains 28 pages of text; six illustrations; a fold-out lithograph of Calistoga Springs; and a fold-out map of the San Francisco Bay area with Calistoga clearly marked. A limited number of copies of this book are now available for sale in our museum book store.