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.

What’s New
and Upcoming Events

FREE Tour of Historic Downtown Salinas

August 05 —

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FREE Tour of Historic Downtown Salinas

August 19 —

Tour Historic Downtown Salinas and immerse yourself in Steinbeck Country! Read More

FREE Tour of Historic Downtown Salinas

September 02 —

Tour Historic Downtown Salinas and immerse yourself in Steinbeck Country!

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FREE Tour of Historic Downtown Salinas

September 16 —

Tour Historic Downtown Salinas and immerse yourself in Steinbeck Country!  Read More

FREE Tour of Historic Downtown Salinas

October 07 —

Tour Historic Downtown Salinas and immerse yourself in Steinbeck Country! The tours consist of a stroll down Main...

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FREE Tour of Historic Downtown Salinas

October 21 —

Tour Historic Downtown Salinas and immerse yourself in Steinbeck Country! Read More