Sharpsteen Museum on the Web

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    1. What Are Some Things to Do on Trips to Napa Valley Wine Country?

      What are some things to do on trips to Napa Valley Wine Country?

    2. Food & Wine SFGate (blog)

      Sharpsteen Museum is a history museum that's interesting for all ages. A large diorama of the original Hot Springs resort is one of the attractions at the Sharpsteen Museum. A replica of a barn and a stagecoach are other top attractions. Other exhibitions are changed every six months. A list of current ...

    3. A snapshot of downtown Calistoga businesses today

      A snapshot of downtown Calistoga businesses today

    4. Napa Valley Register

      The areas that I'm calling “downtown” were largely Lincoln Avenue from Foothill Boulevard to just past Stevenson Street, ending at Sushi Mambo; Washington Street from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church to Sharpsteen Museum; and Foothill Boulevard from T-Vine Winery to Craftsman Inn. There are ...

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    1. Sharpsteen Museum

      The Sharpsteen Museum is a history museum located in Calistoga CA. It's the perfect place for educational field trips & fun events with the family. Visit us today!

    2. Sharpsteen Museum


      Sharpsteen Museum, Calistoga: See 96 reviews, articles, and 27 photos of Sharpsteen Museum, ranked No.8 on TripAdvisor among 68 attractions in Calistoga.

    3. Special Exhibits

      Sharpsteen Museum

      We have many permanent and special exhibits at the Sharpsteen Museum perfect for educational field trips or fun day trips. Visit our history museum today to see our special exhibits & attend our fun events and learn about the history of Calistoga by visiting us today!

    4. Sharpsteen Museum


      12 reviews of Sharpsteen Museum "A fun little place to learn about the history of Calistoga and about Ben's life and time while he worked with Walt Disney. The museums admission is donation based (recommended $3) and it's really worth it because…

    5. Exhibits

      Sharpsteen Museum

    6. Atlas Obscura

      Discover Sharpsteen Museum in Calistoga, California: A veteran Disney animator turned his gift for storytelling to a museum devoted to his love of a California city.

    7. The most macabre exhibit at Calistoga's Sharpsteen Museum is this cooking pot

      The most macabre exhibit at Sharpsteen Museum is this cooking pot

    8. Roadtrippers

      Even though the Sharpsteen Museum in Calistoga, California is small, it certainly packs a mighty punch of history. If you find yourself passing through it's worth stopping for a visit. Ben Sharpsteen was an Oscar-winning animator and producer as well as a director for Walt Disney Studios. You'll be able to ...

    9. Foundation

      Sharpsteen Museum

      The Sharpsteen Museum Foundation (SMF) is a California non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a volunteer Board of Directors, established to manage ...

    10. Ben Sharpsteen


      Benjamin "Ben" Sharpsteen (November 4, 1895 – December 20, 1980) was an American film director and producer for Disney. He directed 31 films between 1920 and 1980. Sharpsteen created a museum documenting the history of California's first millionaire Sam Brannan, the history of the Upper ...

    11. Gallery

      Sharpsteen Museum

      View our gallery to get a preview for the Sharpsteen Museum. Visit our history museum for walking tours, special exhibits, fun events & other things to do!

    12. Sharpsteen Museum


      Please login to Facebook and 'Like' our page. We are a small all-volunteer non-profit organization and do our best with social media. Sharpsteen Museum. 229 likes. Our permanent exhibits present the history of the upper Napa Valley from its pre-history to post World War I.

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      Wine Country

      Looking for up to date, curated information on Sharpsteen Museum? offers exclusive, expert content.

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      Napa County Landmarks

      Courtesy of the Sharpsteen Museum. Located at 1311 Washington Street in Calistoga, the Sharpsteen Museum is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of upper Napa Valley history. With their fascinating dioramas and permanent exhibits, visitors can explore the ...


    16. Sharpsteen Museum Calistoga CA


      Sharpsteen Museum Calistoga CA, History museum Calistoga, walking tours Calistoga, history museum Na...

    17. Calistoga's Sharpsteen Museum

      BEST WESTERN PLUS Stevenson Manor

      Discover the fascinating history of Upper Napa Valley through enlightening exhibits, artifacts, dioramas, and photographs at Calistoga's Sharpsteen Museum.

    18. Sharpsteen Museum Instant Wine Cellar

      Weekly Calistogan


    19. In celebration of the Sharpsteen’s 40th anniversary and the Instant Wine Cellar’s 30th anniversary, this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever. The new location in the gym at the Boys’ & Girls’ Club will provide ample space and seating in air-conditioned comfort. The event will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at 1401 N. Oak St. in Calistoga.


    21. The Sharpsteen Museum: A Gift to Calistoga

    22. Napa Valley Register

      Located on Washington Street in Calistoga is a semi-hidden gem for history buffs and those interested in the upper Napa Valley heritage. This quiet, but dynamic place, is the Sharpsteen.

    23. Sharpsteen Museum presents: Meet the Author of “The Walker”

      Visit Calistoga

      Ever wanted to know more about infamous stagecoach robber/poet Black Bart? Bruce Bradley, author of the book “The Walker” will be at the Sharpsteen Museum in Calistoga on Saturday, March 31, 2017 from 12pm to 1:30. Hear Bradley's super in-depth research about the life of the legendary robber of 28 Wells Fargo stages in and around Northern California between 1875 and 1883.

    24. Ben Sharpsteen

      Rarebit Early Animation Wiki

      Sharpsteen's True-Life Adventure and People and Places series won him several Academy Awards in the late 40′s and 50′s, and in 1954, Sharpsteen began working on the Disneyland television series. He retired in 1962 after working for Disney for over 33 years, opening up the Sharpsteen Museum ...

    25. Art Galleries & Museums

      Calistoga Directory – Visit Calistoga

      Visit our fine art galleries and museums in Calistoga. ... The Sharpsteen Museum's permanent exhibits are designed to present the history of the upper Napa Valley from its pre-history to post World War I with an emphasis on people and changes brought by the period of U.S. emigration and development ...

    26. Sharpsteen Museum of Calistoga History, Calistoga, CA

      Arthur Taussig

      Photographs of the Sharpsteen Museum of Calistoga History, Calistoga, CA by Arthur Taussig.

    27. Cookie Jars Aplenty At Sharpsteen Museum

      Cookie Jars A-Plenty

      A new exhibit has opened at the Sharpsteen Museum.  Calistoga, CA  May 05, 2017. Susan Wolleson-Freund's family history in Calistoga dates back to the days of Reason P. Tucker in the 1840s. Her collection of cookie jars goes back a mere 30 years. Little did she realize that on ...

    28. Touring vintage Calistoga

      Touring Vintage Calistoga

    29. If there ever were any ghosts haunting the old Palmer place in Calistoga, they have long since fled. Maybe owners Bob Fiddaman and Susan Hoffman did such a good a job of restoring and decorating the 1871 mansion that the spooks reputed to inhabit the place didn't feel welcome. The stunning Palmer House, immaculately decorated in blues and golds with traditional furnishings, framed original vintage French advertising posters and antique European landscapes, is anything but scary. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the three-story "French Second Empire Victorian" flanking Pioneer Park, built for Judge A.C. Palmer with its distinctive French mansard roof and shaded by century-old elms, has long sparked the curiosity of passersby because of its striking architecture. There is only one other home built in the same style in Calistoga.

    30. 2017 summer library events

      Summer Reading Program for Kids

    31. The Sharpsteen Museum invites children ages 3 and up to weekly programs for fun and entertainment as part of their summer schedule. Additionally, children will be encouraged to participate in the annual summer reading program with many great programs. The 2017 year's theme is “Reading By Design” and children are invited to attend a variety of upbeat and exciting presentations. This program is designed for children, three years old and up, and is a collaborative effort between the Napa County Library System, the Calistoga Branch and the Sharpsteen Museum Association.

    32. Stages On Exhibit

      California State Parks - State of California


      SEE THE ORIGINAL STAGES that traveled the dusty roads of 
      California and made history.  Find them at these museums and 
      California State Parks: A restored Mud Wagon is displayed in a diorama in the museum.  The Sharpsteen Museum. 1311 Washington Street 
      Calistoga, Calif.  (707) 942 5911. 

      Area Attractions
    34. Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

      Curious about what else to visit in the area? Here are a few of our favorite places around the Napa Valley and the Bay Area. From museums to historic and/or literary sites, Northern California is chock-full of great adventures! If you have any great places to add, contact us!

    35. Destination

      RiverPointe Napa Valley

      The Sharpsteen Museum. The Sharpsteen Museum presents the history of the upper Napa Valley from pre-history to post-WWI with an emphasis on emigration and development.

    36. Things to Do

      EuroSpa & Inn

      Sharpsteen Museum · Read/Write Review. Take an up close look at the history of Calistoga at this popular local attraction. Located in downtown Calistoga, this fun museum offers a look back to Calistoga as the elegant 1860s Hot Springs resort developed by pioneer, promoter, publisher, entrepreneur, ...

    37. Doll Exhibit "Dolls and Their Stories" at the Sharpsteen Museum in Calistoga, CA

      Santa Rosa Doll and Toy Show 2018

      Doll Exhibit "Dolls and Their Stories" at the Sharpsteen Museum in Calistoga, CA. Between May and October of 2014 Redwood Empire Doll and Study Club and Independent Spirits Doll Club sponsored a Dolls and Their Stories Exhibit at the Sharpsteen Museum in Calistoga, CA. More than 5,200 ...

    38. Napa Valley Events Calendar

      Certified Farmer's Market

      Where: Sharpsteen Museum Plaza 1311 Washington St., Calistoga, CA 94515 (map). A Certified Farmers' Market every Saturday at the Sharpsteen Plaza on Washington Street in downtown Calistoga. Market offers a variety of farm fresh produce and food purveyors. There are also a variety of crafters ...

    39. Carlo Marchiori, Mural Artist

      Ca' Toga

      Sharpsteen Museum. Documenting the history of the upper Napa Valley from its pre-history to post World War I with an emphasis on people and changes brought by the period of U.S. emigration. Marchiori designed the facade of the museum and decorated it with his sculpture and custom made signs.

    40. Calistoga

      Brannan Cottage Inn


      Calistoga’s first-class history museum, The Sharpsteen, is a must, especially for first timers to town.  (Look closely and you’ll find the Brannan Cottage Inn in the stunning diorama of the 1860 hot springs resort.)   Two other 1860 resort cottages were moved to new locations in town, including the Sharpsteen Museum on Washington Street. Lovingly restored in 2014 by new owners Amar Patel & family of the Anvaya Group, Brannan Cottage Inn was reborn as an artful blend of historic charm and modern comforts, ...

      Napa Valley: Calistoga, Calif.
    42. Via Magazine

      Sam Brannan was California's first millionaire, and his 1860s resort cottage is part of the fascinating ephemera at the Sharpsteen Museum of Calistoga History, built by Disney animator Ben Sharpsteen, who retired here. Other highlights include a 30-foot-long diorama of Brannan's original 1868 Hot ...

    43. Things to do in Calistoga

      Calistoga Pottery

      Sonoma Valley Museum of Art · Clos Pegase Winery and sculpture garden · Luther Burbank Home and Gardens · Sonoma Coast State Parks (Beaches) · Robert Louis Stevenson State Park · Calistoga Community Pool · Calistoga Bike Trails · Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve · Sharpsteen Museum ...

    44. Wappo Tools

      Wappo Indians of Napa County

      Internet connection: Did the Wappos make arrowhead shaped like ones from other tribes' baskets? Look for arrowheads from other Indian tribes . Visit: The Napa Valley Museum in Yountville, Sharpsteen Museum in Calistoga, or the Historical Society in Napa to see more arrowheads and tools.

    45. The Frank Family, Early Jewish Pioneers of Calistoga, California

      Jewish Museum of the American West

      Frank Family. Values Codes I-E-L. The Frank family is thought to be the first Jewish family to settle in Calistoga, California – around 1860. The Frank's home, a modest Victorian cottage, built in the 1870s, now houses the Sharpsteen Museum at 1317 Washington Street. Jacob Frank's home in Calistoga, ...

    46. Links

      St. Helena Historical Society

      Links to our Partners. The St. Helena Public Library is an award-winning public library. The City of St. Helena is located in the center of the world famous wine growing Napa Valley, 65 miles north of San Francisco. The Robert Louis Stevenson Museum is a nonprofit organization with one of the world's ...

    47. Celebrating Robert Louis Stevenson's Birthday

      Celebrating Robert Louis Stevenson’s Birthday

      You can walk from the depot to the Sharpsteen Museum (1311 Washington St, Calistoga, open daily 11 am to 4 pm), which has a section devoted to Stevenson and adjoins one of the original Hot Springs Hotel cottages in which the Stevensons began their honeymoon. You can still visit Old Faithful ...

    48. District Calendar

    49. Things to Do

      Calistoga RV Park

      Sharpsteen Museum exhibits of Calistoga history from Native Americans, Victorian era resorts, wines, trains, and local art. (707) 942-5911.

    50. Casalana Gourmet Retreats

    51. Calistoga getaway: Mud baths, bicycle picnics and a dash of history

      Long Beach Press-Telegram

      Sunday brought a guided tour of the Sharpsteen Museum, which is jam-packed with fascinating historical displays. ... his family's Calistoga ranch dates to the 1800s — the museum's big attraction is a 30-foot-long diorama of the town's original layout from the 1860s, as planned by founder Sam Brannan.

    52. Leonard L. LaBranche

    53. visual arts resources

      Resources — Napa Valley Art Supplies

      Artist Opportunities. • Artist Opportunities by ACNV. Associations & Councils. • Arts Council Napa Valley • Arts Council of Sonoma County • Arts Guild of Sonoma • Lake County Arts Council • Napa Valley Art Association • Nimbus Arts • Vallejo Artists' Guild. Framing. • Gallery 1870 • FastFrame Napa

    54. Zazie Owner and Partners Take Over Calistoga Kitchen

      Eater SF

      ... hangs in Piallat's home. A historic area resident who lived on the property Piallat now owns, Cyrus survived the Donner Party when she was 12 years old, and her life of tough talking and grizzly shooting (at least according to lore) is commemorated at the local Sharpsteen Museum of Calistoga History.

    55. Site Map

      Roman Spa Hot Springs

      Romantic Weekend Getaway Package · Vacation Rental Package. Calistoga California Attractions. The city surrounds a wide array of fun things to see and do that range from Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, Sharpsteen Museum, Calistoga Depot, Petrified Forest, Safari West, The Old Bale Mill, and more.

    56. Location

    57. Sharpsteen Museum


Sharpsteen Museum
1311 Washington Street
Calistoga, CA 94515

Admission is FREE

$3 donation is appreciated


Open daily from
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Closed Christmas Day & Thanksgiving Day


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