National Steinbeck Center

The National Steinbeck Center is located in John Steinbeck’s hometown of Salinas, a scenic 17-mile drive from Monterey, California in the heart of Steinbeck Country. The Museum offers three distinct visitor experiences in literature and history, agriculture and art, as well special events and educational programs.


  • 13,700 s.f. of gallery space
  • Museum Gift Store
  • Commercial kitchen
  • Conference Rooms
  • Courtyard and Patio area
  • Outdoor Dining Terrace
  • 42 Seat theater
  • Archival Storage


  • 1998 Award for Excellence in Architectural Design – American Institute of Architects, Monterey Bay Chapter