• Welcome to Whistlestop Antiques

    Our bright and well stocked antiques & collectibles shop is located in the Historic Railroad Square shopping district of Santa Rosa, Sonoma County Wine Country, Northern California.

     

    The brick walls of our antique building (built around 1910) are a perfect backdrop for a wide variety of antique treasures.

     

    Collecting antiques is a national pastime & shopping at Whistlestop is an antique lovers dream!

    Antique Store in Historic Railroad Square, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California

    Whistlestop Antiques Shop is 10,000 square feet full of antiques and collectibles. We're home to 36 dealers, a specialty bookstore, fine art studio, and Sonoma County's best jewelry shop.

     

    This family business was founded in 1974 and for years has been a favorite stop for locals and visitors while in Santa Rosa's Historic Railroad Square. We're proud to be voted (year after year) "Best Antique Store" in Sonoma County by the Press Democrat's Readers Choice Award and by the North Bay Bohemian readers.

     

    Please come visit us to see for yourself!

    Antique Store in Historic Railroad Square, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California

    Fun Facts

    We're a pet friendly store! Bring your pet in to say hello!

    Did you know that the Peanuts comics creator Charles M Schultz lived right here in Santa Rosa?

    He was a fan of Whistlestop Antiques and loved living in Sonoma County.

    Make sure to visit the Charles M. Shultz Museum while here in Santa Rosa, and if you're adventurous, go skating at his ice rink!

  • Video Tour

    Our visitors are constantly pleasantly surprised at the scale of Whistlestop Antiques. To help give you a sense of our space join one of our dealers Andrew on a tour of just part of Sonoma County's oldest (and best) antique collective.

    Take a look and enjoy!

    A Stroll Through History with Andrew

  • Antique Treasures

    Our dealers are always searching for interesting and unique items for your collecting and decorating pleasure

    Furniture

    Vintage | Country | Mid-Century Modern

    Furnish your home or your office with eclectic and stylish pieces. Each piece is unique, and there's something for every taste and style.

    Jewelry

    Bakelite | Costume Jewelry | Beads | Pretty Things

    Adorn yourself with baubles and beads, silver, gold and sparkles. We have earrings galore! Bakelite was the very first plastic, and thanks to Coco Chanel, gained popularity for jewelry in the 1920's. We've got a great section here in the shop.

    Ephemera

    Paper | Life Magazines | Postcards | Advertising

    Ephemera is paper stuff and we have a lot of it! Love history? Explore a lifetime of Life magazines, postcards, valentines and more.

    Entertaining

    Dishes | Glasses | Linens | Flatware | China

    Bring a vintage flair to your table. Mix and match to make an interesting table decor, and don't believe the rumors that you can't put them in the dishwasher!

    antique Native American handicrafts

    Native American Handcrafts

    Baskets | Blankets | Art

    Northern Californian Indian baskets, jewelry, blankets, paintings are very special treasures from our local tribes. We're honored to share them with you.

    Model Trains

    Relive your childhood with Bob, The Train Guy

    Our resident model train engineer Bob has everything you need to start a new hobby or to add to your collection. Visiting us with children? Kids love our trains! Bob's collection will be sure to delight your youngsters. Make sure not to miss it!

    Vintage Toys

    Dolls | Trucks | Games | Teddy Bears

    Be transported back in time and experience nostalgic pastimes from your grandparents childhoods. A simpler time, with so many less electronics! From dolls to dump trucks, treat your kids (or grandkids) or the kid in you.

    Waxes and Polishes

    Silver polish | Paste wax | Museum wax | Leather cleaner

    Collecting is great fun and we have everything you need to enhance and preserve your favorite things. Our team is happy to advise you on the best product to make your treasures glow.

    Stuff for Guys

    Baseball | Fishing gear | Snowshoes | Signs

    What's not to like about baseball memorabilia, fishing gear, vintage toys and more? We also have a great selection of antique tools, fun retro signs and lots of other things you absolutely need for your "man cave."

    Knight's Books

    Novels | First Editions | Children's Books

    You'll be delighted to find this cozy corner of antique and well loved books, including famous authors and many other literary finds at our antique shop in Historic Railroad Square in Santa Rosa.

    Byron Blodgett Jewelry Tech

    Rings | Brooches | Pendants | Charms

    This family run business is located right inside our antique store. Byron and his son Roy specialize in estate jewelry and will design the perfect ring for any special occasion. Check out their great reviews and some pretty shiny sparkly things in their online shop.

    Louisa Fraiser Studio - Plein Air artist

    Paintings | Art | Originals

    Louisa is a talented local Sonoma County landscape painter, check out her great website! We're delighted to feature her. Her studio is open by appointment only, so please call Louisa at (707) 539-6454 to make an appointment to meet our Artist in Residence.

  • Our Team

    We have 36 friendly, knowledgable, and passionate antique dealers who are here to help you find the perfect item

    Photo credit: Robert Bejil Productions via VisualHunt / CC BY

    The Whistlestop Antiques Owners & Dealers

    We're here to make your treasure hunt easy and fun!

    Photo credit: Robert Bejil Productions via VisualHunt / CC BY

    We're proud to be "The Best" of Sonoma County - year after year

    Thank you so much to all our loyal fans and friends who vote for us! It's an honor to be honored! We love our work, we love antiques and vintage treasures, and we love sharing them with all of you.

  • Historic Railroad Square Shopping & Dining District

    We're located in a fabulous historic district with great restaurants, bars, speciality shopping, hotels and entertainment.

    As founding members and leaders of the Historic Railroad Square Association, we love our neighborhood & think you will too!

    Antique Shopping

    Great shops for your collecting hobby

    From furniture to jewelry to trendy vintage clothes, you'll be transported back in time when shopping here! Check out Hot Couture Vintage Fashion, just around the corner from our antique shop.

     

    Restaurants & Bars

    Eat well, drink and be merry

    Start your day at the Omelette Express or one of our two neighborhood coffee shops. Check out the Railroad Square's Website for details on our delicious options for lunch and dinner.

    Welcome Center & Train

    Visitor information in the historic train depot

    The friendliest faces in Santa Rosa are ready to welcome you and provide expert visitor tourist information for your trip in wine country. Coming soon - the SMART Train!

    Speciality Shopping

    Locally owned retail shops

    Historic Railroad Square only features unique local businesses. A carefully curated selection of fun shopping opportunities awaits! Have a look at the great shops in our district.

    Hotel

    Sleep well, right in our historic district

    From the classic Hotel La Rose (a Santa Rosa landmark) to the modern creek-side Courtyard by Marriott & Hyatt Vineyard Creek, there's great options for a restful stay.

    Events & Culture

    Festive exciting events are happening all year

    Check out the Sunday (seasonal) West End Farmers Market, catch a play at the 6th Street Playhouse, a magic show at Shuffles. Start a family tradition with annual favorites like the holiday carriage rides, August sidewalk sale and our fun music festival.

  • Articles, News & Featured Treasures

    Special event announcements, stories from our business & historic district, teaching articles about antiques & collectibles

  • Visit, Call or Email

    Come say hello in person here in Santa Rosa, call us anytime, or send us a message on this contact form.
    We love hearing from you!
    If you have something to sell please email photos to Dee Richardson: info@whistlestop-antiques.com

    130 4th Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
    Mon-Sat 10-5:30
    Sunday 11-5
    Closed Major Holidays
    707-542-9474
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