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Charming museum full of local lore.

The museum offers many well-curated displays and exhibits that highlight Petaluma's varied and... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2019
Steve R
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Petaluma, California
Small town presentation of local history

I went in because I remembered a presentation on MYSTERY AT THE MUSEUM about Petaluma. I ddi NOT... read more

Reviewed May 12, 2019
Bill C
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed August 3, 2019

The museum offers many well-curated displays and exhibits that highlight Petaluma's varied and interesting history.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Steve R
Reviewed May 12, 2019

I went in because I remembered a presentation on MYSTERY AT THE MUSEUM about Petaluma. I ddi NOT see the info I remembered BUT I looked for about an hour at the displays. From info about the local fire dept a century + ago to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Bill C
Reviewed January 15, 2019

The Petaluma Museum is in the beautiful and historical Carnegie Library building in downtown Petaluma. Petaluma history is the basis of the collections but various programs and temporary exhibits are interesting.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RealtorKathy
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

You may not think about going to a museum when visiting the sweet town of Petaluma, but Petaluma also has a very rich history and visiting will fill you in on some of it. Admission is free, and they give free walking tours of Petaluma...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Kristina B
Reviewed May 6, 2018

There are interesting details in a series of displays which are not extensive but undemanding. All housed in an interesting building.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank John P
Reviewed September 11, 2017

I have been in this museum many times what a tremendous place to visit! every town needs a place where the towns history is proudly displayed and attended by a docent that knows what they are talking about and gladly shares with u, clean bathrooms...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank normb731
Reviewed September 7, 2017

I recently visited the Petaluma History Museum in the Petaluma Library Museum. The history Museum has so much Petaluma history. Yearbooks back to 1917, pictures back to the 1800's. They do presentations about special topics frequently. It is a great place to learn about Petaluma!...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Katherine K
Reviewed July 11, 2017

Interesting place to spend a couple of hours if you want to get away from the heat or cold for that matter.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Eva B
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

This building is Museum quality on the outside. I never went on the inside as they were closed. It's refreshing to see such interesting and amazing architecture in central Petaluma.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank 7,268
Reviewed January 1, 2017

My favorite part of this lovely old , intimate library is their classical music concerts (now about quarterly) .A large glass dome and original wood paneling contribute to fantastic and resonant acoustics, and the performers are always world-class musicians. To me there is nothing like...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank sfmaria101
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