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Discover the National Steinbeck Museum

One of the most popular attractions in the Monterey Bay area, National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, CA, celebrates the life and works of the Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck.

Before You Go

  • Hours
  • Prices
    • Adults: $15
    •  Kids: $6.95
    • Students, Senior and Military: $12
  • Events
    • Steinbeck Festival
    • Panel Discussions
    • Lectures
  • Activities
    • Exhibition Hall
    • Steinbeck's America Gallery
    • Tours
    • Cannery Row Gallery
    • Land and Sea Gallery
    • Films

Questions & Answers

What can I see at the National Steinbeck Center?
The heart and soul of the National Steinbeck Center is the John Steinbeck Exhibition Hall with galleries that shed light on his writing and his life. For example, the “Grapes of Wrath Gallery” features details about the Depression along with interviews with Steinbeck’s wife Elaine while the “Adventures on Land and Sea Gallery” focuses on the author’s overseas travels.
How much time does it take to the visit the National Steinbeck Center?
It’s recommended that you set aside two hours for your self-guided visit to the National Steinbeck Center. When you arrive, you’ll be met by a member of the museum staff who will provide you with an overview of what you’ll be experiencing and answer questions along the way. The Center also offers guided tours for an additional charge.

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