1185 Admiral Callaghan Ln.
Vallejo, CA 94591
Phone: (707) 648-1400
Fax: (707) 552-8623
Arts & Museums
Composed of five unique galleries, this museum depicts the history of Vallejo and the Navy installation on Mare Island. It's features include a working submarine periscope, bookstore, and a gift shop and it is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
This national park is the preserved home of one of the United States' most famous naturalists and conservationists, John Muir. Muir, who passed away in 1914, founded the Sierra Club and is considered the father of the National Parks system. The site consists of Muir's 17-room Victorian mansion and surrounding fruit ranch, his gravesite, the Martinez Adobe, and the recently added Mount Wanda area that features the John Muir Nature Trail. Take the self-guided tour of the grounds. There are special events around Christmas and on John Muir's birthday, April 21.
This adobe structure was built in 1849 and is part of the John Muir National Historic Site. Although John Muir never lived here, he did spend a lot of time here when his daughter and her husband and children occupied the dwelling. The original owner, Don Vincente Martinez, son of the commandante of the Presidio of San Francisco, built the house but only lived there for four years. After visiting the historic adobe home, visit Muir's 17-room mansion and take a walk on the John Muir trail that runs through a majestic oak forest.
The Don Francisco Galindo House is also known as Galindo House and Gardens and is located in Concord, California. It was built by Francisco Galindo and his wife, Maria Dolores Manuela Galindo in 1856. This is one of the last remaining Victorian ranch houses in the county. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 20, 1988.
The city of El Cerrito in California is swanked by the flamboyant museum site of Playland-Not-At-The-Beach. It is a prominent museum site in the whole region including the rest of California. The non-profit family museum was established in 2000. It brags of 25 enticing exhibits that earlier existed in the celebrated Playland at the Beach and the Sutro Baths & Museum. The site is also home to rare historical items that are in thousands.
Located in Walnut Creek, this museum is a multi-purpose facility that cares for injured and endangered animals from all over the state of California. It operates the largest veterinary rehabilitation hospital in the United States, treating over 6000 wild animals annually. In addition, they have educational tours for children, and a learning theater.
Thousand Oaks Art Gallery is a serene and sophisticated space featuring jewelry, sculpture and ceramics, but it is really known for its photography. The gallery frequently presents exhibits from prominent local photographers and also offers photography classes to the public in the form of two-day workshops. Students will learn the basics of function and composition in digital photography and have the opportunity to have their images critiqued by renowned artists.
Located at Sonoma State Historic Park, Lachryma Montis was constructed by General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo in the period between 1851 and 1852. The estate's name, which is Latin for 'mountain tear', was derived from its proximity to a spring the locals called 'Chiucuyem', or 'crying mountain'. Today, the estate has been preserved in order to give visitors a glimpse into General Vallejo's life and times.
A gallery exhibiting various artworks, the Berkeley Art Center is a slice of vibrant, colorful art in the northern area of the city of Berkeley. Apart from art exhibitions, the center also plays host to numerous live music and literary events. Entrance to the gallery is free of charge, however donations are accepted and encouraged. Check the website for the latest information on schedules and more.
Michael Leu Fine Arts Gallery is owned and operated by artist Michael Leu. Michael won accolades at an early age and tends to paint on any subject including cats, woman, street scenes, etc. The gallery showcases different types of art styles and is also the venue for art festivals. The collection here includes paintings, serigraphs and prints.
This is run by the East Bay Model Engineers Society, the oldest and largest clubs of its kind in the world. The club, founded in 1933, moved the museum to its Point Richmond location, across from the Miller Knox Regional Shoreline entrance, in 1985. You'll find a large, well-lit museum, filled with model trains from throughout time.
This is a hands-on science museum. Walk in past a full-scale fiberglass model of a fin whale and indulge in earthquake simulations, dice-rolling games of probability, a planetarium and hundreds of other exhibits for both kids and adults. The younger set will particularly appreciate the Wizard Lab. The view from here (day or night) is about the best you will get in the Bay Area.