Sharpsteen Museum

Calistoga, CA

Where are we going?

Sharpsteen Museum
1311 Washington Street


What is there to do?

Here's a fun fact about the Sharpsteen Museum, did you know that it was created by a former Walt Disney animator AND producer? How fun for kids!

This award winning museum is FILLED with dioramas, artifacts, antiques and exhibits all designed by Ben himself, along with his team, to ensure they make history fun for all who visit!

The Sharpsteen Museum's permanent (and kid-friendly!) 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 US emigration and development. 

In addition to its many historical exhibits, the Sharpsteen Museum uses unique and extraordinarily extensive dioramas to depict Calistoga during its period as the elegant 1860s Hot Springs resort, that was developed by pioneer, promoter, publisher, entrepreneur, and California's first millionaire, Sam Brannan.

Special exhibits which change quarterly reflect the varied interests of the people of the Valley, and have ranged from antique silverware; to model ships; to historical musical instruments.

Keep an eye out for one of the actual Oscar's that Ben won during his 30 year career at Disney!

So why not enjoy a very kid-friendly day out of learning, artwork, history and SO much more at Sharpsteen Museum. You never know what you will learn, and you never know how much the magic of Disney might just inspire you!

How much does it cost?

Adults: Free, but $3 donations are appreciated

Children: Free, but $3 donations are appreciated


Need a little extra help?

Give them a call to ask about accessibility, they will be happy to help you


When can we go?

Open daily from 11am - 4pm

Open year round but closed Christmas Day & Thanksgiving Day


Any top tips?

The Sharpsteen Museum is a Calistoga institution. With the help of the community, the museum is able to provide Calistoga with fun things to do, including day trips, field trips, walking tours, and other fun events. Contact them for more information!

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