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The Petaluma Library Museum

Fourth & B streets, Petaluma, CA
+1 707-778-4398
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This small gem , created in 1904 as one of the Andrew Carnegie-sponsored libraries, is my favorite concert venue

My favorite part of this lovely old , intimate library is their classical music concerts (now about... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2017
Healdsburg, California
Petaluma Historical Library & Museum Visit

I always like to find out (in person not through a travel guide) the culture of a place that I'm... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2016
Petaluma, California
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Fourth & B streets, Petaluma, CA
+1 707-778-4398
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Reviewed 1 January 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

Thank sfmaria101
Reviewed 27 December 2016

I always like to find out (in person not through a travel guide) the culture of a place that I'm visiting. One of the best ways is to find a local museum dedicated to the history and lore of the locale. When I first came...More

Thank pheaven2016
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Had a great time at the Petaluma Historical Library and Museum, learned so much about the town and its cultural history! The upstairs exhibit is completely free, my girlfriend and I had a great time learning about the Pioneers of Petaluma. They don't make people...More

Thank William W
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Nice infomation. They have a exhibit each month different then the last moth and the exhibit is regarding American history.

Thank Jake N
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Just the architecture alone is worth the trip to visit this historic site! Beautiful white columns and staircase lead to this old classic library from a by-gone era. It's like taking a step back in time when there was "NO" electronics, just "BOOKS"! Classic old...More

Thank Bob G
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Great cheap place to learn. Can be free on some days. But atop by to learn more about the exhibit that day or more about petaluma

Thank Jake N
Reviewed 4 July 2016

So in step with the lovely historic Petaluma architecture. Quaint small town museum that offers local and other artifacts. Again, the architecture is delightful. Highly recommend. Continue strolling out into the neighborhood and you'll get a idyllic MGM style small town experience.

1  Thank Colarada
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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

My 13 year son and I visited this together. We were met by a wonderful volunteer who gave us just enough information about the venue from a local perspective. We stayed about 1 hour and then headed down the street to the most excellent smoothie...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 20 June 2016

It's a small western town museum, so I kind of have some expectations in mind but it turned out to be a nice surprise. Apparently, Petaluma used to be an egg capital of California back in the days. That brought some wealth, which followed by...More

1  Thank heckfy
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This building is over 100 years old and so beautiful inside and out. Lots of history inside including a small gift shop.

Thank BarbDunaway
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