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Calistoga and Napa Valley History

Calistoga Water Sculpture

There’s more to Calistoga than its hot springs, world-class wines and relaxed charm. The natural and cultural history of this northern Napa Valley town adds another dimension to the wine country experience.

Much of the region’s history is still alive in Calistoga, from authentic Victorian architecture to the city’s famous mineral hot springs. In fact, its historic roots are so intact that the National Trust for Historic Preservation named Calistoga a “Distinctive Destination”. It recognizes Calistoga as one of an elite group of American communities dedicated to preserving its town’s character and sense of place.

An excellent short article on Calistoga, its history, and some famous residents is available on Wikipedia.