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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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A gem in Stockton!

Yes its been awhile since I have been to the Haggin but everytime I do go, I appreciate what a wonderful collection of Stocktons history is here. All the paintings are amazing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Yes its been awhile since I have been to the Haggin but everytime I do go, I appreciate what a wonderful collection of Stocktons history is here. All the paintings are amazing everytime you look at them and you can see it all for a few dollars. The Staff is very knowlegeable about everything in this museum also. If you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

You can see here the history of Stockton and the paintings are excellent. It is a great place to take children. Everyone can learn about something and take away a great experience. It is a place to get your children learning about their city and see exhibits from all over the world. Also the curator has done an amazing job... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the wide variety of exhibits from the paintings to the old fire engine display also the time line display of the development of Stockton. Nice gift shop too.

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Stockton, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Love coming here to see the history of the area. I especially love the downstairs area with all of the local history. The childrens art programs are excellent as well.

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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

This was a once in a lifetime experience. The museum takes back in time, I love the original items from stores and family life in the 1700 and 1800's. There are three floors of amusement and education. It's a multicultural experience. Wendi Maxwell-Dr Summer Show: http://youtu.be/p6GliLFJoBM

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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Having been to the Haggin Museum a number of times while I was growing up, I just never seem to have enough coming here. It is always exciting for me to note that each time I visit here, it brings back fond memories of yesteryears living in the community and learning more about the San Joaquin Valley. It is always... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The Haggin is the pride of the city, and contains a stunning collection of both art and historical artifacts. The Pioneer Gallery boasts detailed exhibits on the history of Stockton, below it are a collection of storefronts from the turn of the 19th century. Other historical highlights include a Native American exhibit, one of the earliest Holt Caterpillar Tractors manufactured... More 

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Charlotte, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It is just a jewel for Stockton. The setting is so beautiful. In Victory Park. Lots of local items from the gold rush and when Stockton was young. Agricultural exhibits. Wonderful collection of art. There is even a mummy. Great for adults and kids.

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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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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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