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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.

About Petaluma Adobe SHP

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.

Seasons/Climate/Recommended clothing

The weather is often changeable in Petaluma, though fairly predictable. Summer mornings are often foggy, with sunshine replacing the fog in the afternoon. The Adobe often has strong afternoon winds and Petaluma's rich grasslands are fed by often heavy winter rains. We recommend layered clothing for comfort.


Lace making demonstration by volunteerPetaluma Adobe - 3325 Adobe Road, Petaluma, CA 94954  (707)-762-4871

Open daily 10 am to 5 pm, except on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Arrive by 4 pm as park staff begin securing the building around 4:30 pm.

The Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park entrance is located on Adobe Road in Petaluma between Frates Road and Casa Grande Road. ( insert Photo of park entrance) Drive past the unmanned park kiosk to the parking lot and walk up the path near the restrooms to the Adobe.

Business Address:  Department of Parks & Recreation, Bay Area District/Sonoma Sector, 20 East Spain Street, Sonoma CA  95476 (707) 938-1519

Map of Sonoma Area State Parks

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Volunteer in Parks Program

visitors touring toscano kitchen with docentCurious about the Docent Program?  Join us for an informal orientation and mixer on Thursday, September 6th from 6pm-8pm in the Sonoma Barracks Theater. 
Learn about the upcoming docent training opportunity, our valuable cultural resources and mingle with experienced docents.  RSVP by Saturday, September 1st. 
Click the links below if you are ready to apply for the fall training schedule.  

For information on becoming a docent or volunteering at the park, please contact the Sonoma/Petaluma State Historic Parks Volunteer Coordinator at (707) 938-9547 or
A completed application with references may be delivered by electronic mail or U.S. Mail to 20 E. Spain Street, Sonoma, CA  95476.docent serving tortillas to visitors

Volunteer Information

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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 interpretive events.  Please visit their website for up to date information or to support their cause.

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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