While most people think only of the wines when they think of Napa Valley, the place is also a rich cultural treasure. You’ll find museums featuring prominently among the must-do activities for those ‘in the know’.
In fact, the Napa Valley Museums have been rated highly by tourists from all across the U.S. and what could be a better winter day activity than strolling through the museums?
Consider a visit to the Napa Valley Museum in February for a rare exhibition of photographs from the late 19th and early 20th centuries promoting travel by the Southern Pacific Railroad. Many of the photographs demonstrate some of the most elegant forms of advertising and show now iconic images from the “Route of a Thousand Wonders” from the romantic West.
There are many memorable ways to enjoy Napa Valley and the staff at the Napa Valley Hotel and Suites can help with directions to the Napa Valley Museums.
Whether you’re interested in art, in history, or in other cultural specialties, there are many museums to choose from. Some include:
- The Hess Collection Contemporary Art Museum – a collection of art by Donald Hess
- The Robert Louis Stevenson Silverado Museum in St. Helena – a short drive away
- The Sharpsteen Museum in Calistoga – depicting the history of the upper Napa Valley
- The Napa Firefighters Museum – with antique engines, hand pumpers, and photos, this is sure to excite the kids
Stroll the museums during the day, dine at some of the finest restaurants with well-known chefs at night, and sleep in comfort at our renovated, luxurious boutique hotel, the Napa Valley Hotel and Suites.
Call us at 707-226-1871 for reservations and enjoy an affordable winter visit of the Museums of Napa Valley.