Stockton has some truly wonderful museums and cultural sites that are immensely popular with locals and visitors like. Due to restrictions put in place from the pandemic, they've been closed for nearly a year. Easing of those restrictions has allowed many of them to start opening up to the public, albeit at limited capacities. Others are still in the process of planning their reopening, so keep checking back as we'll update the article with that information when other spots resume operation.
While these facilities have reopened, please keep in mind they are operating under new restrictions and with new schedules. Please check their websites for availability and guidelines.
The Haggin Museum, or simply "The Haggin" to locals, is a point of pride for many Stockton residents. It's not as well known outside the community, however, as Sunset Magazine once called it "One of the undersung gems of California." To visitors who find their way here, however, it quickly becomes one of their favorite experiences of their visit.
Part history museum and part art museum, The Haggin has a wonderful variety of exhibits, both permanent and rotating, that easily make for a full day of exploring. Don't forget to bring your camera, as the outside of the building is also quite lovely and offers some great photo opportunities.