We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sonoma County Museum

425 7th Street, Santa Rosa, CA
Improve this listing
Got a photo?
Add it.
Ranked #13 of 18 attractions in Santa Rosa
Type: Museums
Description: Museum with history and contemporary art of Sonoma County.
Write a Review

10 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Alpharetta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

If you are a history buff and interested in how immigrants changed the landscape of Sonoma County then this small but very interesting location offers maps, photos, and documents that detail the families and changes that make Sonoma the agricultural gem it is today. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and will even help suggest lodging and the best in-town... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santa Rosa, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I would rate this as a spot to see with their variety of exhibits_ visiting and permanent. They also have talks

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santa Rosa, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Sometimes they will have interesting exhibits is all I have to share. As far as museums go this is so-so. Located in downtown Santa Rosa, it's nice to stroll the streets, restaurants.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glen Ellen
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
59 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

This is an interesting museum to visit because of Sonoma County's varied history. Did you know that the Russian's once had a toehold in California here in this county? Or that in 1906 there were more deaths per capita in Santa Rosa than in San Francisco due to the earthquake? There have been exhibits here that told these and other... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santa Rosa
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

Finally went into this museum and what a surprise. The exhibit space was larger than I expected. The exhibits were interesting. Plus the mall is nearby for shopping. And restaurant and a brewery are nearby also. What a gem.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Santa Rosa, California
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
22 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

You can count on this small museum to always have intriguing exhibits. The recent Tsar's Cabinet exhibit was excellent. The garden is very nice. This place is definitely worth a stop when you're in Santa Rosa.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

This place is the old Santa Rosa post office and has wonderful architecture, not to mention interesting local art and a nice gift shop.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Santa Rosa CA
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
27 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

Very nice to have access to such a museum right in our back yard. Varied exhibits. Displays are set up to be self explanatory. Good option for out of town guests.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
22 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

This was our second visit to this small museum, and both times they had excellent exhibits but very few visitors. We're "museum freaks" so have been to lots and lots of museums, and think this one is great, The exhibits we've seen have been quite interesting and very well curated, and they have a great sculpture garden, which now features... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

Want to see it all ? come here , great history all wrapped up into 1 location plan to spend some time here

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Sonoma County Museum also viewed


Been to Sonoma County Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Sonoma County Museum, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing