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Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum

734 Marin Street, Vallejo, CA 94590
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Ranked #4 of 19 Attractions in Vallejo
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My wife and I were wandering around downtown Vallejo and we ended up at the historical Museum on free day! I am fascinated with early California history and this place delivered with all sorts of photos and displays.

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Morrow, Georgia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This wonderful little museum highlights the Vallejo area and the history it plays with the US Navy which was based at Mare Island, the former home of the the largest US Naval base west of the Mississippi, and decommissioned in 1996. Mare Island has a rich history and contains many National Historic Landmark buildings. It's also the home of Touro... More

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Vallejo, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Beautiful photos of the shipyard and city before it was a city. Rolling hills and a few wooden structures when Mariano Vallejo owned all the land for miles. There are even photos of our very own Carnegie library which was lost to "redevelopment".

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Petaluma, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

very interesting to learn of the background and necessity of Mare Island during WWII. I will try to find out more as my father and uncle worked in the yards as guards and painters of the submarines

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Enjoyed the history. My father worked there back in the 50s and I used to play in the old bomb shelters when I was 5 or 6. Brought back alot of good memories.

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Suisun City
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

This is a beautiful historic building right in the middle of the arts section of Vallejo. I was there for an art exhibit and enjoyed it so much. The volunteer docents were knowledgeable and the artists who were there to explain their artistic endeavors were very personable.

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Vallejo, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Don't bother bringing young kids here. Maybe 6-7 and up would be good. We went here when my daughter was 3, and she didn't "get" it. Very interesting museum of the history of Vallejo and Mare Island, though. The periscope is cool, you can see to the Island on it and all over V-town. The Navy stuff was neat, as... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

The ladies at the Historical Museum were wonderful and we learned so much about this historical base. We lived here twice in our Navy career, and we miss the whole area so much.

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vacaville, california
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Lots of very interesting historical features. Kept my interest for quite a while.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2005

The Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum, is located in downtown Vallejo, within easy walking distance of the beautiful waterfront and several fine coffee houses and restaurants. There is also a community based art gallery two blocks away, and an intersting "poetry cafe" within a few doors of the museum. The whole area, on Marin Street from Florida Street to Georgia... More

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