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Sharpsteen Museum

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Address: 1311 Washington St, Calistoga, CA 94515-1441
Phone Number: +1 707-942-5911
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Excellent overview of the area

The people here are friendly and knowledgeable and clearly love their community and its history. A well-organized display that reveals not only the major events in the history of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am one. The Sharpsteen presents a brief overview of the development of Calistoga by the white man - the notable attraction is the diorama of the original Indian Springs resort. It is quite small; during our visit, much of the space was taken up by a button exhibit. $3 admission.

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Kathryn B, Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this review

Yog, thank you for visiting the Sharpsteen Museum. More 

Wall, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The people here are friendly and knowledgeable and clearly love their community and its history. A well-organized display that reveals not only the major events in the history of the region, but something about the people who made Calistoga what it is. Most enjoyable!

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Kathryn B, Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you had a most enjoyable time at Sharpsteen Museum! Thank you for your feedback on our knowledgeable staff and well-organized displays. Your five-star rating is much appreciated! More 

San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

A cute historical museum where you would find the connections of Harrison in SF with Harrison here. Also a good business lesson if you are into resort development.

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Kathryn B, General Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting Sharpsteen Museum, Sherry! More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 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 review

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

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 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 displays here. We truly enjoyed all the exhibits, including the special "button" exhibit that is... More 

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Kathryn B, Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this review

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. More 

Bay Area, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 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 review

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! More 

Carmel, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 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 free

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Kathryn B, Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this review

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

Fair Oaks, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 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, we were not disappointed.

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Kathryn B, Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this review

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

california
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 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 cells done by Ben Sharpsteen, and of course his Oscar. The small gift shop has... More 

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Kathryn B, Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this review

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 and for the recommendation! More 

Bremen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 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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Thanks for leaving us a review about your visit with us at Sharpsteen Museum. We hope you enjoyed it and learned a lot! More 

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