Napa Valley Museums
(Napa Valley, California - CA, USA)
There are plenty of intriguing museums spread around the Napa Valley, which allow you to punctuate day trips to the endless vineyards and learn a little more about the local Californian history. The most popular museums are located within the main resorts and towns of Calistoga, Healdsburg, Napa, Petaluma, Santa Rosa, St. Helena and also Yountville, covering topics from natural history and wildlife, to genealogy, art and culture, the mid-19th century gold rush, and of course the valley's world-famous winemaking past.
The Healdsburg Museum and Historical Society is a particularly interesting attraction if you are staying in the city of Healdsburg, since is celebrates the history of the city and the Sonoma County from the 19th century onwards, and includes an extensive library of almost 10,000 photographs.
Also of interest is the Sonoma County Museum, which is situated within the downtown Santa Rosa area of the Napa Valley and also features fascinating guided tours of a number of Sonoma's most historic sites.
For winemaking and local history, the Napa Valley Museum in Yountville should feature towards the top of any itinerary, while for something completely different and a rather surprising find, the Silverado Museum is St. Helena is dedicated to the life and works of Scottish poet and novelist Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (1850 to 1894) and boasts literally thousands of his manuscripts.
Hand Fan Museum
Address: 327 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, US-95448, California CA, USA
Tel: +1 707 431 2500
Address: 201 Fair Street, Petaluma, US-94952, California CA, USA, US
Tel: +1 707 778 4787
Address: 1311 Washington Street, Calistoga, US-94515, California CA, USA, US
Tel: +1 707 942 5911
Address: 1490 Library Lane, St. Helena, US-94574, California CA, USA, US
Tel: +1 707 963 3757
Sonoma County Museum
Address: 425 7th Street, Santa Rosa, US-95401, California CA, USA, US
Tel: +1 707 579 1500