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Crocker Art Museum

Address: 216 O St, Sacramento, CA 95829
Phone Number: 916 808 7000
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Ranked #2 of 74 Attractions in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: The Crocker Art Museum was one of the first art museums in the U.S. and is now one of the leading...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The Crocker Art Museum was one of the first art museums in the U.S. and is now one of the leading art institutions in California. Established in 1885, the Museum features one of the country’s finest collections of Californian art, exceptional holdings of master drawings, a comprehensive collection of international ceramics, as well as European, Asian, African, and Oceanic art.

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Huntington Beach, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We were fortunate to be there on a Saturday when Highlight Tours guided by docents are offered. Our docent, Sandy, was fabulous; then we wandered around on our own until almost closing time. An impressive museum. The old Crocker mansion houses part of the exhibits, and of course it is a treasure in itself.

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Woodland, California
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9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Great museum with lots of history and also with newer, modern type art. You can spend hours in here or go on a quick tour with a docent. Great little cafe too!

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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30 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The gorgeous old mansion is a work of art in itself. The addition is modern, i.e. not very interesting. I went to enjoy the traditional paintings and found the special exhibits which were very modern, interesting and thought provoking but not my cup of tea. The museum is small enough to enjoy in a couple of hours. They have a... More 

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Sacramento
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Crocker is ever changing and always a fun trip. I've had the good fortune of seeing a great many wonderful painting during my time there. It has activities for kids and art that many adults could appreciate. It truly is a wonderful place to go alone or with family.

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Sacramento, California, United States
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Visited today with my children aged 6 and 9. They thoroughly enjoyed the Art Blast kids class. The African Art display was very intriguing as was the Crocker family memorabilia. My only complaint would be the cafe. Overpriced and overcooked unfortunately. We are looking forward to our next visit.

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sacramento
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

If you are a resident or visitor to Sacramento and enjoy the arts, do not miss the Crocker Art Museum. Wonderful selection of art, old, new and historical and the old aprt of the original mansion is a piece of wonderful art in itself. Near enough to OLD Sacramento to include it in a tour, it is really something to... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

A beautiful, open, airy museum with a varied collection of art, sculptures, and videos. The art is fascinating for all ages, modern and traditional, with marvelous special exhibitions. I see school parties regularly. Super cafe in sunny, windowed ground floor--great place for a lunch date. Family friendly, with classes and talks scheduled throughout the week and weekends.

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San Bruno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

A really interesting place including art works and the historical mansion. Easy to get to from downtown.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Exhibits well put together. Quite a mix of old California and modern................Cafe restaurant a surprise with good quality food, nice range and choice wine options. Linking mansion to formal museum space is well done. Ball room, Crocker office kept in character. China display unique. Repainting of ceilings splendid in color choice. Gift shop and a good selection of items.

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Elk Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Excellent way to spend some time in Sacramento. Always worth the trip to the Crocker. They continually update their exhibits.

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