Welcome to the National Steinbeck Center!

The National Steinbeck Center is located in Salinas, California, the birthplace of Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck. In addition to hosting a premier collection of artifacts, books, and film clips, we strive to share John Steinbeck’s values, build community and celebrate creativity in communities across the nation. 

Steinbeck Festival Update

A Letter From Colleen Bailey

John Steinbeck Biography

What’s New
and Upcoming Events

Museum Closed Monday, March 2nd

March 02 —

The National Steinbeck Center will be closed on Monday, March 2nd due to our Steinbeck Young Authors Program.

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