The Steinbeck House

The
Steinbeck House

Experience John Steinbeck's birthplace
and boyhood home

Call 831-424-2735
for reservations

John Steinbeck’s Birthplace and Boyhood Home is a Restored Victorian Home owned by the Valley Guild. Now a Charming Luncheon Restaurant Located two blocks west of the National Steinbeck Center at 132 Central Avenue in Salinas.

This Queen Anne style Victorian was the birthplace and boyhood home of author John Steinbeck.  Built in Salinas in 1897, the Steinbeck family moved into the house in 1900.

The Valley Guild was formed by eight enthusiastic women who shared a common interest in gourmet cooking and wanted to showcase Salinas Valley produce.  The volunteers of Valley Guild purchased and renovated the house.  It was opened to the public as a restaurant on February 27, 1974 – the 72nd anniversary of John Steinbeck’s birth.

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About John

Famed novelist John Ernst Steinbeck Jr. was born on February 27, 1902, in Salinas, California. His books, including his landmark work...[read more]

Our Story

The Valley Guild was formed by eight enthusiastic women who shared a common interest in gourmet cooking and wanted to showcase Salinas...[read more]

Our Tours

A docent talk may be requested when your reservation is made...[read more]

Reservations

Reservations, tours and private party details

831-424-2735

132 Central Avenue
Salinas, CA 93901

Restaurant
Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am - 2:00pm

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