Our Favorite Museums of the Napa Valley

The Napa Valley is renowned for its wines, but we have a very diverse educational culture beyond the vineyards. Our unique museums house centuries of history and art.

Here are our must-see museums for your next visit to the Valley.

Robert Louis Stevenson Silverado Museum at 1490 Library Lane, St Helena

Robert Louis Stevenson. Bust by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.

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Perhaps you’ve never heard of him, but Robert Louis Stevenson wrote some of the classic children’s stories that we revere today — including Treasure Island and Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Stevenson spent some of his later years in St. Helena, and wrote about his time in Napa in The Silverado Squatters. Napa Valley bibliophiles Charlotte Strouse and Norman H. Strouse founded the “Silverado Museum” in his honor in 1969 to showcase the writer’s life and works.

Napa Valley Museum at 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville

 


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di Rosa at 5200 Carneros Highway, Napa


Di Rosa is a hub for Northern California contemporary art.

Carolyn Parr Nature Center at 3107 Browns Valley Road, Napa

This is a great spot for families and kids. This museum is dedicated to educating visitors on Californian wildlife and the environment.

Which museums have you visited already? Which are you most looking forward to? What else is on your agenda?

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