How to Explore the Hand Fan Museum

Did you know that Healdsburg, CA, boasts the country’s only Hand Fan Museum? Believe it or not, this unique exhibit hall is one of only four of its kind in the world. Small yet captivating, this artistic showcase is one of the most memorable things to do in Sonoma County. Just minutes from Healdsburg Plaza and the iconic Healdsburg Museum, make time to explore this one-of-a-kind place as you enjoy our downtown.

Before you tour the Hand Fan Museum, request a copy of our complimentary Vacation Guide. You’ll discover our top recommendations for area attractions, featured landmarks, and marvelous wineries. Our guide also boasts an excellent survey of the luxurious accommodations and indulgent amenities at Honor Mansion.

A Preview of Your Hand Fan Museum Experience

Between winery visits and culinary adventures, peek into the Hand Fan Museum on Healdsburg Avenue. Use our local insights to help you maximize your experience at this beloved attraction!

Learn the History of the Fans

The Hand Fan Museum maintains its purpose “to provide educational and cultural enrichment to the public by utilizing the hand fan as a vehicle for teaching history, art and geography, via publications, lectures and the establishment of a museum where actual hand fans from around the world will be exhibited.”

As you survey the carefully curated collection, study the intricate detail found in the many beautifully painted fans on display. What’s even more fascinating is the interesting story that comes with each and every fan. For centuries, hand fans have been used in fashion, religion, battle, and ceremony in cultures all over the world. Follow the compelling past of each item by learning more about the art, culture, geography, and history found within them.

Browse the Museum Store

After you’ve viewed the displays, stop in at the museum store and buy one of your own! In the on-site shop, peruse a selection ranging from $1 paper fans to more expensive vintage pieces. Not only will gain a rare memento to take home but also contribute to the Hand Fan Museum’s outreach efforts. A not-for-profit organization, your purchase helps keep the museum in operation and also funds creative, artistic programs in the Healdsburg community.

When to Visit

The Hand Fan Museum is only open from 11 am. to 4 p.m, Wednesday through Sunday. Nothing’s stopping you from visiting the Hand Fan Museum on your next trip to Healdsburg. It is in the heart of downtown near an array of exciting things to do, and free admission to the museum makes it even better. Take a 10-15 minute walk through the museum, you won’t be disappointed!

Explore the Hand Fan Museum and Downtown Healdsburg with Us!

Just 5-minutes from the Hand Fan Museum and the heart of Healdsburg, Honor Mansion is the perfect place to stay on your next couple’s retreat. When you stay at our upscale bed and breakfast, experience blissful accommodations that complement the sophisticated style of a Sonoma Wine Country getaway. Restoration, relaxation, and rejuvenation await at our historic resort with 13 elegant guest rooms and charming cottages across a four-acre property.

Known as the best luxury hotel in Healdsburg, our guests enjoy exceptional amenities. You’ll start each day with a full gourmet breakfast in the dining room. And, in the early evening, after a day of exploring the best Healdsburg wineries, you can come back to the mansion to enjoy wine and appetizers. To take advantage of these indulgent extras, check our availability and reserve the ideal dates for your next getaway. We can’t wait to be your next vacation destination!