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Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum

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Excellent museum combining Vallejo city and Mare Island naval history

Housed in the city's old 1927 city hall building - listed on the National Register of Historic... read more

Reviewed November 17, 2018
Columbus, Indiana
Great saturday visit with the family and friends

Whenever I have friends visiting we go to the farmers market and then a tour to the museum. It has... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Vallejo, California
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Reviewed November 17, 2018

Housed in the city's old 1927 city hall building - listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this fine museum covers both the history of this former state capital (indeed it was the capital twice) and fittingly its deep connection to the Navy through...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Whenever I have friends visiting we go to the farmers market and then a tour to the museum. It has great history, and even have a real periscope from a submarine, great history of Solano, Vallejo, and Mare Island with the Navy. If you happen...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Nicaman1
Reviewed July 8, 2018

Have had the opportunity to visit the Museum while conducting Ham Radio Field Day with the Vallejo Club (North Bay Amateur Radio Club). They share some space with the Museum so we got in easily that day. I went in with very little knowledge of...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank SteamyNytz
Reviewed April 18, 2018

This museum is housed in the old town hall. One gallery provides a history of the area. It is concentrated mainly in the 1900s, but it does have some exhibits from an earlier period. This gallery also has a sports hall of fame for Vallejo....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank jameshowell12
Reviewed August 12, 2017

Well worth the visit. Quiet and thoughtful exposition of a small town with a great past. A great welcome too. The ferry ride from San Francisco was all part of the excursion.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank John K
Reviewed May 16, 2017

Although I was there for an event held in another part of the buildings beautiful architecture. I was able to spend some time in the Museum bookstore with it's many intriguing offerings, and knowledgeable staff. I look forward to seeing the entire museum in the...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed March 24, 2017

The museum is well laid out, has interesting displays and historic stories that anyone interested in the Navy would find enjoyable. While not large, it is a pleasant walk through interesting events of the past. Located in lovely old town Vallejo, it can be part...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Maggie6207
Reviewed July 25, 2016

We go here 3-4 times a year to see what is new. Excellent facility. Like the periscope from a WWII submarine at the top. You can see Golden Gate bridge on a clear day. It's fun.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank John R
Reviewed March 7, 2016

One of those quaint local history museums that relies on volunteers. The kids will love the periscope.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank johnfN6982YJ
Reviewed January 10, 2016

Attended Christmas Party luncheon. I was very impressed with the history and research available right here.

Date of experience: December 2015
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