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The Haggin Museum

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Address: 1201 N Pershing Ave, Stockton, CA 95203-1604
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+1 209-940-6300
12:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Fri 13:30 - 17:00
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The Haggin Museum, an art and history museum, has been referred to by...

The Haggin Museum, an art and history museum, has been referred to by Sunset magazine as “one of the undersung gems of California.” The art collection features works by noted 19th-century painters Albert Bierstadt, Rosa Bonheur, and William-Adolphe Bouguereau, along with many other American and European artists. The history displays focus on this area’s past and residents, including Charles Weber, Stockton’s founder; Benjamin Holt, inventor of the Caterpillar tractor; and Tillie Lewis, the “Tomato Queen.”

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Lots and lots of guitars.

Saw something recently about the Haggin having a display of many guitars. Took some time and toured the perhaps 50 or so guitar display. Very well done and with historical... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Saw something recently about the Haggin having a display of many guitars. Took some time and toured the perhaps 50 or so guitar display. Very well done and with historical information for each one. Very enjoyable...made me wish I had learned to play one. Additionally there are a number of other historical displays of the local Stockton and San Joaquin... More 

Thank Henry F
Leander, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always enjoy browsing thru Stockton history something new displayed all the time Other history displays too a mummy

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Being here for several days we were scoping out what to do in Stockton. My college age son actually enjoyed this museum. Is undergoing many renovations, but the guitar exhibit was pretty cool and the art was worth a visit. We went on a free day definitely a treat

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We were pleasantly surprised! Beautiful building with a first-class gift shop. Unfortunately, no cafe. Plenty of easy parking. The Dave Brubeck exhibit was especially interesting.Guitar exhibit was fun, even an "air guitar!" Good area history too. At the moment, three of the main painting galleries are closed (hence the discounted admission), so be sure to check when then re-open. Lovely... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Really surprised by this holiday decorated local Stockton museum and the variety of the displays. Everyone will find something to enjoy. Large landscape paintings and illustrations. California history all nicely presented with period rooms, fire trucks, boats, Native American artifacts, agricultural machinery gold rush info, plus special exhibits. (I saw a collection of guitars.) Good museum shop. Only $5 for... More 

Thank Lfinlayk
Stockton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

The Haggin has something for everybody. Wonderful displays and exhibits in several genre. Magnificent art collection.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I drove through Stockton on my way to sacremento and stopped purely to visit this place. I've been desperate to see some Albert Bierstadt paintings and it was completely worth the effort. A really great collection of his work as well as Thomas Moran and lots more artists of the American wilderness that I'd previously not learned about. and absolute... More 

Thank mackaroni
Stockton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

The Haggin Museum is always an educational and cultural experience that is always changing some of their larger exhibits. There are also some permanent one that reflect the history of Stockton and the San Joaquin Valley. And they have a real Egyptian mummy!

Thank Bearflagguy
Clovis, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Haggin Museum is a special treasure to see for visitors and locals for historical founding a of Stockton and early California 49'er gold rush era. Admission is affordable and there are surprising artifacts of Stockton history. Displays are interesting and visits help support a wonderfully educational for all ages.

Thank John N
Stockton, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Haggin always has exceptional exhibits, including recognition of art from school children. They have nice musical events that anyone can enjoy.

Thank Joan G

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