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The Haggin Museum

1201 N Pershing Ave, Stockton, CA 95203
209-940-6300
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Ranked #1 of 15 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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Santa Monica, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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44 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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6 attraction reviews
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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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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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