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.
and Upcoming Events
May 06 - May 08 —
The 2016 Steinbeck Festival will be held the first weekend of May and is titled "From Salinas to the Sea of Cortez: Steinbeck on Land and Sea."Read More
May 06 - May 15 —
The National Steinbeck Center is proud to announce free admission to the Steinbeck Festival for high school and undergraduate...Read More
May 07 —
Three beer gardens! Purchase tickets before May 6 for discounted rate.Read More
May 26 —
As part of Tarpy's dinner series, Chef Todd Fisher, De Tierra Vineyards, & NSC Director Susan Shillinglaw team up for a dinner/presentation featuring Steinbeck Country food and lore.Read More
June 05 —
Steve Webster, one of the founders of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, will give lecture at the National Steinbeck Center on June 5th.Read More