CIA at Copia (The Culinary Institute of America)
500 1st St, Napa, CA 94559, USA
Photo by Michael Grassia Photography
Chuck Williams Culinary Arts MuseumAspiring chefs, antique lovers, and anyone interested in culinary history shouldn't miss this 4,000-artifact mini-museum at the Culinary Institute of America campus at Copia, which opened in November 2018. The estate of Chuck Williams, noted founder of Williams-Sonoma, bequeathed his expansive collection of cookware to the CIA upon his death in 2015. Through the collection, visitors can see the evolution of spice racks and milk storage, and even learn more about how humans have creatively kept food warm. Impressive, too, is the shining wall of molds that greets you upon entrance to the free museum (open daily from 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.).