The Museum of Sonoma County \welcomes visitors to explore the area’s history and contemporary art. The museum opened as the Sonoma County Museum in 1985. It is situated in a National Register of Historic Places-listed historic post office from 1910. The Museum is within walking distance of the Old Courthouse Square and Downtown Santa Rosa SMART Train station. Two buildings, a sculpture park, and multiple galleries are on the Seventh Street campus.


Approximately 12 to 15 art and history exhibitions rotate annually to guarantee that there is always something new to see at the museum. The Museum of Sonoma County welcomes approximately 20,000 visitors through general admission, school programs, public programs, tours, and special events. Furthermore, the Museum has a permanent collection of approximately 18,000 pieces that commemorate the region’s illustrious history and honor regional artists.


The Museum of Sonoma County aims to inspire and engage diverse communities via educational, inclusive, and timely art and history exhibitions, collections, and public activities. The Museum is a Smithsonian Institution affiliate. The Smithsonian Affiliations cultivates long-term relationships with museums, educational, and cultural organizations. This, in turn, will expedite the loan of Smithsonian items and touring exhibitions and establish new educational partnerships on a local and national scale.


Famous Collections

  • Tom Golden’s Christo and Jeanne-Claude collection is a traveling exhibition. It features 125 drawings, sculptures, collages, and photographs by world-renowned conceptual artists  Jeanne-Claude and Christo.
  • Sculptures of Carol Barnes
  • Ceramics bo Marguerite Wildenhain  
  • California landscapes from the 19th century by artists such Frederick Farina Schafer,  Thomas Hill, and Frederick Butman
  • Artifacts associated with the utopian community of Fountaingrove.

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Museum of Sonoma County

425 7th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401, United States
Phone: (707) 579-1500
Head east on 7th St toward B St
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Turn left onto Beaver St
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Continue onto CA-12 E
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