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The Haggin Museum

1201 N Pershing Ave, Stockton, CA 95203
209-940-6300
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Ranked #1 of 14 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 the undersung gems of California.” The art collection... more » 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.” « less
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California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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3 attraction reviews
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

For the history buffs, this is a beautiful museum that always has something going on. The surrounding Victory Park gives the big city Stockton a small town feel. In the summer, there is the weekly music in the park to enjoy.

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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The quality and variety of the exhibits are fantastic. A must see for all who visit the Central Valley.

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Sacramento
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

My buddy and I go cruising (we are seniors who like to check out CA history). We happened upon this place and what a find. We had a docent all to ourselves who took us on a complete tour. While this is not the Met it does provide local history without being overdone. My advice is to check it out.

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Northern California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I took my little sister for a walk around the park (just shy of a mile long). We stopped for a tour of the museum and saw the charro exhibit. We also toured around the whole museum. Definitely a must if you are into history. Going to take my husband next.

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stockton ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Lots of local history. Ben Holt and the invention of the tank tread. Also has great collection of old car4s on display

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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

A nice collection of art and very interesting exhibits--everything from the NFL to the Pulitzer award winning photograph collection to Salvatore Dali sketches.

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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

this is a old historical site it has a mummy and everything a lot of pictures and war stuff they also have writings and other stuff.

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