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Museums Located in Sonoma County

List of Museums in Sonoma County, California



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  • Petaluma Museum

    20 4th Street Petaluma
    (707) 778-4398

    Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sunday Noon - 3 p.m. and by appointment. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
    Admission: Donation requested.

    Built in 1904, the former library is now home to the Petaluma Museum. The building itself features the largest free-standing leaded glass dome in Northern California. The museum features Petaluma’s history and includes exhibits about the egg and dairy industries, the riverside, and the Miwok Indians. It also contains a historical research library.

  • Petaluma Wildlife & Natural Science Museum

    201 Fair Street Petaluma
    (707) 778-4787

    Hours: The first Saturday of each month. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Admission: $2 for 5 years and over; under 4 is free

    The Petaluma Wildlife & Natural Science Museum is run entirely by students at Petaluma High School. The site, which is located on the school’s campus, houses a million dollar inventory of small animals, taxidermy animals and dioramas, a large fossil and mineral collection, and an Australian aviary.

  • The Military Antiques Museum

    300 Petaluma Boulevard, Petaluma (located in the basement of the antique collective building)
    (707) 763-2220

    Hours: 10 – 5:30 p.m., 7 days a week.
    Admission: Free, donations accepted.

    The museum is part of the Military Antiques store which is billed as the “the largest military antique retail shop in the world.” Featured, are a variety of military antiques, including a WWI trench diorama, WWII home front articles and more. (If the doors to the museum are closed, asked anyone at the store counter to open them for you.)


  • Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

    551 Broadway, Sonoma
    (707) 939-7862

    Hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m
    Admission: $5 per person or $8 per family. Sundays Free.

    The SVMA is a member-supported, non-profit fine art museum. Along with exhibitions, the museum also sponsors educational programs and music events.

  • Depot Park Museum

    270 1st Street, Sonoma
    (707) 938-1762

    Hours: Wednesday through Sunday; 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Admission: Free

    Located at the former site of the old Northwestern Pacific Railroad depot, the museum is operated by the Sonoma Valley Historical Society. In addition to displays and exhibits, the museum has a book/gift shop and an archival library of historical documents and maps, books on local history, and thousands of photographs.


  • Healdsburg Museum & Historical Society

    221 Matheson St., Healdsburg
    (707) 431-3325

    Hours: Everyday except closed Mondays; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Admission: Donations accepted.

    The museum houses historical artifacts and documents about northern Sonoma County history including Pomo Indian basketry, nineteenth century weapons, tools, textiles, crafts, and an extensive archival library that includes some 8,000 original photographs. Free guided tours are available for groups by appointment

  • The Hand Fan Museum of Healdsburg

    327A Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg (located in the Hotel Healdsburg)
    (707) 431-2500

    Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed on holidays and rainy days.

    This is the first museum in the United States dedicated to a permanent collection of hand fans and to educating people of their cultural and artistic history. Both modern and antique fans are on display.


  • Sebastopol Center for the Arts

    6780 Depot Street, Sebastopol
    (707) 829-4797

    Hours: Monday to Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    Admission: Free

    The center presents a non-stop rotation of exhibits, concerts in the plaza, poetry readings, writing contests, music events, and art classes for children, teens and adults.
  • West County Museum

    261 South Main Street, Sebastopol
    (707) 829-6711

    Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

    The museum is run by the Western Sonoma County Historical Society and is housed in the renovated 1917 Petaluma and Santa Rosa Electric Railway Depot. The exhibits, which change two to three times a year, focus on local history. The museum also houses a small reference room containing clippings files and recordings of local personal histories.


  • Cloverdale Historical Museum (aka: The Gould-Shaw House Museum)

    215 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Cloverdale
    (707) 894-2067

    Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Admission: Free, donations accepted

    The museum is located in the historic Gould-Shaw house, one of the rare surviving examples of Gothic Revival architecture in the area. Owned and run by the Cloverdale Historical Society, the museum features antiques, artifacts and memorabilia from the 19th and early 20th centuries. The research center on the site showcases photos, newspaper articles and the works of local historians.
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