Due to local and state restrictions regarding indoor museums and with the utmost regard for the health and safety of our volunteers and visitors, the Sharpsteen Museum continues to be temporarily closed.
We look forward to the day we can open again and safely present our permanent and temporary exhibits to our guests. We will have a new exhibit in place at that time- “A Retrospective of Earl Thollander- Recording Life Through Art”. Check back here for updates.
Don’t forget, our “Online Store” is Open. Visit our museum store page where you can purchase books, prints, new or renewed memberships, make a donation or memorial gift, etc.
Please stay safe.
PRESERVING THE HISTORY OF CALISTOGA
AND UPPER NAPA VALLEY
The Sharpsteen Museum is a must-see destination created by Walt Disney animator and producer, Ben Sharpsteen. This award-winning museum features dioramas, artifacts, antiques and exhibits designed by Ben and his team of highly creative artists dedicated to making history fun and educational for adults and children alike.
MEET SAM BRANNAN
In 1859 Sam Brannan began purchasing his eventual 2000 acres in Hot Springs Township. He founded the town of Calistoga and built the original Calistoga Hot Springs Resort.
SAM BRANNAN COTTAGE
Relive the days of yesteryear as you walk into an one of the original Sam Brannan Cottages restored to its 1860s splendor complete with vintage furnishings.
1860 CALISTOGA DIORAMA
Highlights include an extensive, highly detailed 30-foot diorama which offers a glimpse of 1860s Calistoga and its Hot Springs Resort developed by Sam Brannan.
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WHAT OUR VISITORS ARE SAYING...
Google Reviews, June 2017
What a cool place for kids and adults! We loved that it has ties to the original Disney gang. Mr. Sharpsteen sure was a talented and fascinating man. My personal museum favorite was the walk through attached cottage from the 1800's. It is rare to get that close to great quality antiques. My children loved the exhibit where you can watch the train go around the town. We're very glad we stopped in and also took time to shop in their reasonably priced gift shop and chat with the friendly and informative staff. Highly recommended!