A road trip to Yosemite can be especially rewarding if you know how to make the most during your drive to the National Park. By planning the details of your trip well in advance, you will discover historical Yosemite treasures along the way. On your road trip, stop at these Stockton attractions and recreation areas.
Albert Bierstadt Paintings at the Haggin Museum
From fascinating history to incredible fine art; The Haggin Museum is recognized as one of Stockton’s oldest attractions and, to accompany your Yosemite road trip, check out Albert Bierstadt’s amazing collection of paintings, one in particular titled "Looking Up Yosemite Valley" is on display on a full-time basis at the museum. This breathtaking panorama of Yosemite Valley was once loaned to the White House and hung in the Roosevelt Room during Ronald Reagan’s first term. In addition, you will be mesmerized by the stunning new LED lighting, as the museum recently experienced a $2.5 million renovation of its fine art galleries in 2017.
Bonus Addition: From August 18 thru October 16, 2022, The Haggin Museum will feature the special exhibition Yosemite People, focusing on the complex and nuanced relationships between people and Yosemite’s natural wonders. Beautiful photographs taken by award-winning artist Jonas Kulikauskas will be on display for the public to witness, as well as historic images from Eadweard Muybridge, Ansel Adams, and Carleton Watkins.
Know Before You Go:
Parking near the museum is available for free. The museum is open Wednesday through Friday from 1:30pm to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm. Admission to the museum can range anywhere between $5 to $8 and visitors are admitted free of charge on the first Saturday of the month.