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The Haggin Museum

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Address: 1201 N Pershing Ave, Stockton, CA 95203-1604
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+1 209-940-6300
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Wed - Fri 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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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Great local history

The Hagin's a great place to take friends from out of town, lots of local history and knowledgeable docents. They also have a wonderful art show featuring art from local schools... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
tami_buckley
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Stockton, California
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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Hagin's a great place to take friends from out of town, lots of local history and knowledgeable docents. They also have a wonderful art show featuring art from local schools and a fantastic tea party in the spring! A real gem in Stockton.

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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great museum to visit and learn about the early days in this part of California and also look at some great art work as well. The museum is currently making some changes in what they have on display, so some rooms may not be available. If you have children along, be sure to go in the basement... More 

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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for the guitar exhibit and found a lot of other interesting exhibits as well. I would recommend it for a nice quiet afternoon.

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Stockton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Saw something recently about the Haggin having a display of many guitars. Took some time and toured the perhaps 50 or so guitar display. Very well done and with historical information for each one. Very enjoyable...made me wish I had learned to play one. Additionally there are a number of other historical displays of the local Stockton and San Joaquin... More 

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Leander, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Always enjoy browsing thru Stockton history something new displayed all the time Other history displays too a mummy

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

Being here for several days we were scoping out what to do in Stockton. My college age son actually enjoyed this museum. Is undergoing many renovations, but the guitar exhibit was pretty cool and the art was worth a visit. We went on a free day definitely a treat

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

We were pleasantly surprised! Beautiful building with a first-class gift shop. Unfortunately, no cafe. Plenty of easy parking. The Dave Brubeck exhibit was especially interesting.Guitar exhibit was fun, even an "air guitar!" Good area history too. At the moment, three of the main painting galleries are closed (hence the discounted admission), so be sure to check when then re-open. Lovely... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Really surprised by this holiday decorated local Stockton museum and the variety of the displays. Everyone will find something to enjoy. Large landscape paintings and illustrations. California history all nicely presented with period rooms, fire trucks, boats, Native American artifacts, agricultural machinery gold rush info, plus special exhibits. (I saw a collection of guitars.) Good museum shop. Only $5 for... More 

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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

The Haggin has something for everybody. Wonderful displays and exhibits in several genre. Magnificent art collection.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

I drove through Stockton on my way to sacremento and stopped purely to visit this place. I've been desperate to see some Albert Bierstadt paintings and it was completely worth the effort. A really great collection of his work as well as Thomas Moran and lots more artists of the American wilderness that I'd previously not learned about. and absolute... More 

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