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The Haggin Museum

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Address: 1201 N Pershing Ave, Stockton, CA 95203
Phone Number: 209-940-6300
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Wed - Fri 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Description: 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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An unexpected gem in Stockton, CA!

Before heading to Stockton, CA, I knew that the Haggin Museum had at least one painting by the outstanding painter Albert Bierstadt, one of my favorite artists. Little did I know... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Wexford, Pennsylvania
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Wexford, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Before heading to Stockton, CA, I knew that the Haggin Museum had at least one painting by the outstanding painter Albert Bierstadt, one of my favorite artists. Little did I know that they had at least eight of his originals, most of them in the lobby of the museum! I walked around the area multiple times studying these incredibly impressive... More 

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LA/OC
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I used to attend the University of the Pacific. And during my time there, I never toured this museum. So during a visit to town, I really wanted to make the effort to go there. This museum is small, but it packs a lot into it. It has personal possessions of the family which founded the museum, and touches upon... More 

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Stockton, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

You won't believe it until you see it....world class art, cultural and in-depth history displays set in a classic museum surrounded by a lovely park. Stockton is home to a truly amazing museum that will appeal to even the most sophisticated lovers of art and history! Not only a gem in our community, but also the state. The dedicated staff... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Interesting facts about Stockton and the surrounding agricultural areas. If you have a hard time walking up/down steps this may not be for you.

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Stockton, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

You need to take time to see our history,who did what, what was developed and made here,what's been given to the rest of USA and learn to appreicate the positives of our home town... " TAKE THE TIME TO ENJOY THIS BEAUTIFUL PLACE "

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CA
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4 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The Haggin covers local history and culture well, but it's also got an impressive cache of major international artworks. In addition to the largest museum collection of pieces by seminal 20th century commercial artist JC Leyendecker, it possesses works by Gaugin, Renoir, and Albert Bierstadt, among others. The Haggin also hosts visiting exhibits and community events, so there's always something... More 

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california
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24 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

What a nice surprise. This museum is a little gem for Stockton. Beautiful artwork and neat exhibits. Tour the museum then picnic in the lovely park. The Haggin is located in a nice upscale area of Stockton. Do make it a point to visit.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Interesting museum and certainly glad we stopped for a couple of hours to check it out. Mixed exhibits of paintings and antiques. Staff of volunteers was very helpful. The location, a city park, put your parking options on the street with a short walk to the museum. The building is both a typical museum high ceilings spaces but has some... More 

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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Haggin Museum is a great place to appreciate art; learn about California history; and attend special Thurday evening events twice a month--all for a reasonable entrance fee. It's located in a beautiful park with a rose Gardena, duck pong and playground equipment! A great place for a pinic and a family gatherings!

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Stockton, California
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17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Haggin has so many interesting exhibits. From artworks to old tractors! I love the down stair where're they have recreated an old town.

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