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Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park

Phone Number

(707) 762-4871

Park Hours

Open Every Day
10am to 5pm

Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day Holidays.

Driving Directions to Petaluma Adobe SHP

A 20 minute drive from Sonoma, the park is at the east edge of Petaluma, off Highway 116 and Adobe Road.
3325 Adobe Road, Petaluma, CA 94954

Online reservations are not available for this park.

Open: 7 days a week Mondays through Sundays - 10am to 5pm

Docents dressed in period costumesPetaluma Adobe State Historic Park was the main residence of Rancho Petaluma, the agricultural empire that General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo one of the most powerful men in the Mexican Province of California from 1834 to 1846.

Vallejo ran his cattle, hide and tallow business, raised sheep, bred horses, and grew numerous crops. The adobe contains authentic furniture and exhibits depicting early rancho life.

The huge adobe building, the largest private rancho in California between 1834 and 1846, was the center of activity on one of the most prosperous private estates established during the Mexican period.

The park has shaded picnic areas with views of farmland and oak-studded hills.


A twenty minute drive from Sonoma, the park is located at the east edge of Petaluma, off Highway 116 and Adobe Road at 

3325 Adobe Rd
Petaluma, CA 94954 (707)762-4871

Map of Area State Parks

Directions to Sonoma State Historic Park

Business Address

Department of Parks & Recreation

Bay Area District/Sonoma Sector

20 East Spain Street

Sonoma, CA  95476

(707) 938-1519



Seasons/Climate/Recommended clothing

The weather can be changeable; layered clothing is recommended.


Our Cooperating Association

SPParks, Inc.

  Sonoma Petaluma Parks, Inc. is a non-profit solely dedicated to supporting Sonoma State Historic Park and Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park by funding projects and events

Volunteer in Parks Program

Costumed volunteer image

For information on becoming a weekend docent or volunteering in maintenance, curatorial and special events at the park, please contact the Sonoma/Petaluma State Historic Parks Volunteer Coordinator at (707) 938-9547 or

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Available Activities and Facilities at Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park

Historical/Cultural Site
Picnic Areas
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs
Guided Tours
Interpretive Exhibits
Family Programs
Drinking Water Available