Open Every Day
10am to 5pm
Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day Holidays.
Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park
Petaluma 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.
3325 Adobe Road, Petaluma, CA 94954
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.
From San Francisco:
Follow US-101 to CA-116 E in Petaluma. Take exit 472B from US-101 toward Sonoma-Napa for .3 miles. Turn left onto Casa Grande and continue until it dead ends into Adobe Road. Turn right on Adobe Road and the park entrance will be on the left hand side.
From Santa Rosa:
Follow US 101 to CA 116 E in Petaluma. Take exit 472B from US 101 toward Sonoma-Napa for .3 miles. Turn left onto Casa Grande and continue until it dead ends into Adobe Road. Turn right on Adobe Road and the park entrance will be on the left hand side.
Take I-80 W to CA-12 W in Solano County. Take exit 39B from I-80 W Turn right onto CA-12 W/CA-29 N/State Hwy 12 W (signs for Napa/Sonoma). Turn right onto CA-12 W/CA-29 N/State Hwy 12 W (signs for Napa/Sonoma) . Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto CA-12 W/CA-121 S/Sonoma Hwy (signs for State Route 12 W/State Route 121 S) Continue straight onto Adobe Rd/Old Adobe Rd. Turn right to stay on Adobe Rd/Old Adobe Rd. The park entrance will be on your right hand side.
Take CA 116 toward Petaluma (also called Stage Gulch Road). Turn right onto Adobe Rd at the stop sign. Park entrance is approximately .2 miles on the right hand side.
Department of Parks & Recreation
Bay Area District/Sonoma Sector
20 East Spain Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
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.
Our Cooperating Association
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
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 Joleen.Ossello@parks.ca.gov.
Available Activities and Facilities at Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs
Drinking Water Available