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The Haggin Museum

1201 N Pershing Ave, Stockton, CA 95203
209-940-6300
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Stockton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: The Haggin Museum, an art and history museum, has been referred to by Sunset magazine as “one of...
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Wed - Fri 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Local history to modern art. Popular temporary exhibits and a fantastic collection of western landscapes and classic great masters. Bring your out of town guests to see one of the many reasons that Stockton is a magnificent place to live.

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Stockton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

For a city the size of Stockton, this is an incredible museum. There is an excellent collection of 19th c. paintings, the highlights of which are the Bierstadts and other painters like Bougereau and Jerome. The other half of the museum focuses on local history with fun exhibits. It is worth going out of your way. Nice gift shop too.

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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have been enticed into the Haggin Museum with fantastic musical offerings, such as world class jazz and classical recitals. There is really something special listening to such beautiful music surrounded by breath taking art. Even without the music, the Haggin Museum is really under appreciated. Every time I go back in, am regret having waited to so long.

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Art Garza
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

While I wouldn't think Stockton had much to offer, this museum has some great works of art and plenty to see. Would recommend seeing it if you have a few hours.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Stockton may not be high on the tourist's list of places to visit, but this museum is worth a detour thru downtown when traveling up or down the Central Valley. It is packed full of very good value for the modest entry fee and you will be surprized at the quality of the art and history exhibits on display there.... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I have driven up / down highway #5 dozens of times over the years and never stopped in Stockton. This is a very nice little museum. Certainly didn't expect to see a Gauguin or Renoir but that isn't the reason to stop. Some good artists painting California natural subnets; the displays about Stockton history are good and the recreations of... More 

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Lincoln, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The museum is located in a nice park with lakes and lots of ducks. There is a large amount of western and U.S. art going back 200 years, California art and historical displays. One section is devoted to the local history.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The local history is great, and it boasts a wonderful art collection! I love the location in a park by a pond. I grew up going to this museum, and it never disappoints. Now if only the local riff raft would keep the park as clean as they used to maybe it lead more folks to patronize the Haggin.

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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Special events are beautifully planned, and standing exhibit is a great history lesson, especially for grade school students.

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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Any newcomer or visitor to Stockton must visit the Haggin Museum in Stockton. It's art and history collection rivals that of any large metropolitan museum. The Haggin is home to wonderful artists such as Bierstadt, Bouguereau and Bonheur. It also houses the largest collection of JC Leyendecker anywhere. Leyendecker was a contemporary of Norman Rockwell and his works were featured... More 

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