Napa Valley’s most comprehensive exhibition of the valley’s early history is in one of the oldest Victorian homes remaining in Napa Valley. The history museum at 1881 Napa combines a gallery of the stories of Napa’s early pioneers, a remarkable collection of winemaking relics, and an exhibition of ephemera from the Early California Wine Trade Archive.
1881 Napa invites guests to experience the rich history, legacy, and heritage of Napa Valley’s founding pioneers in their museum featuring an impressive gallery of photos, stories, and artifacts. Explore photos and stories of the visionary pioneers who first planted grapes and those who settled throughout the Napa Valley in the mid-to-late 19th century.
Pioneers such as George C. Yount, The Count of Buena Vista, H.W. Crabb, Charles Krug, Nathan Coombs, Adolph Brun, General Vallejo, and Sam Brannan were instrumental in creating the Napa Valley landscape as it’s known today and served as inspiration for the incredible 1881 Napa Wine History Museum.