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At the Sharpsteen Museum, our mission is to preserve the history of Calistoga and the Upper Napa Valley from its early days to post World War I. Our exhibits tell the story of the people and changes brought by the period of U.S. emigration and development.

Unique and extraordinarily extensive dioramas are used to depict Calistoga during its time as an elegant 1860s Hot Springs resort developed by Sam Brannan. Mr. Brannan was California’s first

millionaire who was well known as pioneer, promoter, publisher, and entrepreneur.

Sharpsteen Museum has fun events and special exhibits that will change every six months to reflect the varied interests of the people of Napa Valley.


The Sharps teen Museum is small but well worth a visit when you are in Calistoga. I've always been fascinated with Sam Brennan's history in San Francisco and, thanks to the museum, discovered that he also had an impactful association with the Calistoga area. Add in some Mark Twain history and Sharps teen's Disney background, and the museum is both entertaining and informative. Very nicely laid out with a wonderful staff. Well worth 30-45 minutes of your time!


Visitor from Lafayette, California

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