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Sharpsteen Museum

1311 Washington St, Calistoga, CA 94515-1441
+1 707-942-5911
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Worth a quick stop

The museum is free and worth checking out to learn about the history of Calistoga and the... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2016
Ashlin N
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
A must-see if you have the time.

This was our third trip to Calistoga, but our first time visiting the Sharpsteen Museum. This... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2016
Lu-AnnR
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USA
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“local history” (9 reviews)
“donner party” (5 reviews)
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1311 Washington St, Calistoga, CA 94515-1441
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Reviewed September 27, 2016

The museum is free and worth checking out to learn about the history of Calistoga and the surrounding region.

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Kathryn B, General Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2016

Ashlin, thanks for stopping in! We hope to see you during your next visit to Calistoga.

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Reviewed September 4, 2016

This was our third trip to Calistoga, but our first time visiting the Sharpsteen Museum. This little gem of a museum offers free admission (with a request for a donation), and a great history of Calistoga. Plan to spend some time looking at the fascinating...More

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Kathryn B, Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2016

Lu-Ann, Thank you for spending some time at Sharpsteen Museum during your recent trip to Calistoga. It’s great to hear you truly enjoyed our exhibits especially our “Treasures from the Button Box.” We appreciate your review and five-star rating.

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Reviewed August 28, 2016

We go to the Sharpsteen every summer vacation in Calistoga. They have some sort of special exhibit every year. Last year, period dolls... this year it was fasteners and buttons through the centuries. Super friendly docents have a wealth of information. Donations accepted. Wonderful!

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Kathryn B, General Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2016

Karzats, thanks for making Sharpsteen Museum a part of your summer tradition! It’s a delight to know how much you look forward to our exhibits each year, and we look forward to sharing a bit more of our community’s history with you next summer!

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Reviewed August 2, 2016

This is a little gem of a museum in Calistoga. Calistoga was a land development created by the man who started the gold rush. If you have time between winery visits, this is a nice little stop to see a little California history. And it's...More

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Kathryn B, Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2016

We are happy to hear you find our museum to be a Calistoga gem! Thank you for your feedback & five stars.

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Reviewed July 23, 2016

Lots of great historical information... We especially love the Disney connection. My husband and I found the museum a while ago, since then we have shared the adventure with our friends when we are in Calistoga. Recently we brought our son and daughter in law,...More

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Kathryn B, Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2016

Cindy Lee, Thank you for your continued visits to Sharpsteen Museum! Your positive feedback and support is truly appreciated.

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Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

We took a chance and were we surprised! We never expected to find such a nice museum in such a small town like Calistoga. There are a lot of neat things to see. One of the highlights for us was seeing the original Disney animation...More

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Kathryn B, Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2016

Sandra, Thanks for taking a chance and coming in to see us! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the exhibits we had on display and found some interesting items in our gift shop. Thank you for leaving us your five star review...More

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Reviewed May 16, 2016

No admission fee (donations) and you can do the visit at your own pace. Worth doing, a lot of interesting stuff to see and hear!

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Kathryn B, Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2016

Thanks for leaving us a review about your visit with us at Sharpsteen Museum. We hope you enjoyed it and learned a lot!

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Reviewed April 10, 2016

Great displays and very informative. The staff was friendly and helpful, and extremely knowledgeable. You should be proud! Small gift area with nice variety. Do visit and support!

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Kathryn B, General Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2016

Linda, thank you for visiting us at Sharpsteen Museum! We’re very proud of our rich history, and it’s a delight to know how much you enjoyed learning a bit about our past. Please stop in again next time you’re in the area!

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Reviewed February 28, 2016

We stumbled upon this place basically by accident, does not look like much from the outside but quite nice on the inside. The displays show scenes and depictions of a time long past. Free of charge and several raeas as well as cabin set in...More

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Kathryn B, General Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2016

Robert, thank you for sharing your honest experience with us. We are so glad that you accidentally stumbled upon us. If you are ever in the area again, please come and see us.

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Reviewed February 19, 2016

This museum is one of the best community museums that I have ever been to. (And I have been to many museums over the years). It's very well organized with lots of information. Particularly interesting to me was the pot that came with a survivor...More

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Kathryn B, General Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2016

Marjean, we never get tired of hearing that we are the best! Reading this review, from someone who has been to so many museums is a great honor. Thank you so much for all of the kind words. We hope to see you again in...More

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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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