How to Spend a Day at Napa Valley Museum

Spend a day at the Napa Valley MuseumNapa is well known for its world-famous wineries, but you may be surprised to learn that it is also home to a very popular museum! Nestled between Napa and St. Helena, Napa Valley Museum in Yountville is a must-see for anyone visiting the area. The museum has three exhibitions that feature local history, upcoming artists, and world-class art galleries. Admission to Napa Valley Museum is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and youth, and always free for members. The museum offers many exciting activities, and we have listed some of our favorites below!

Exploring the Napa Valley Museum and local art galleries can keep you busy for days, but Napa Valley also has plenty to offer in the way of shopping, wineries, and restaurants. Download our free vacation guide to help you plan your next trip to wine country.

Top 3 Things to Experience at the Napa Valley Museum

1. History Exhibition

History buffs will definitely want to check out the Don and Lonne Carr History Gallery at the Napa Valley Museum. Get ready to embark on an exciting journey to the past when you visit the gallery’s Land and People of Napa Valley exhibition. As you wander through, you will begin to draw connections between our Valley’s culture, environment, and history. Learn about the early inhabitants, settlers, and migrant workers who lived in Napa Valley long ago. Then, discover how the land’s unique geography made our agricultural industry thrive. As you study the displays and ancient artifacts, it’s easy to imagine that you have really traveled back in time!

2. Art Galleries

If you have an appreciation for art, be sure to visit both of the museum’s changing art galleries. The Main Gallery features creations from some of the world’s best artists, many of whom are Napa Valley locals! As you tour the gallery, you will be awed by the private collections and current masterpieces on display. To experience a more intimate setting, head over to the Spotlight Gallery. This is a great venue for local, established, and emerging artists to showcase their best and latest work. Featured artwork includes a range of paintings, sculptures, photography, film, video, and crafts.

3. Family-Friendly Activities

Are you a local looking for something fun to do with your entire family? Every second Saturday of the month from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., the Napa Valley Museum offers a Free Family Fun Activity. This event is a great opportunity for the whole family to get together for an entertaining and educational experience. Your children can learn about the environment, play with arts and crafts, or even adopt an artifact!

Where to Stay in Napa Valley

When you are finished touring the museum, unwind in Napa Valley’s most elegant accommodations. Churchill Manor Bed and Breakfast is one of the best hotels in downtown Napa and promises to make your visit to wine country an unforgettable one. Less than 20 minutes from the Napa Valley Museum, our 19th-century bed and breakfast is also convenient to all of the main attractions, restaurants, and wineries. You can expect excellent service, a gourmet 3-course breakfast each morning, and the experience of a lifetime. Are you ready to start planning your dream vacation? Check our current availability and book now!