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Sonoma State Historic Park

Phone Number

(707) 938-9560

Park Hours

10am - 5pm, 7 days a week
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Days

Admission Fees:  Adults $3.00, Children ( 6-17 ) $2.00, Children ( 5 & under ) Free

Driving Directions to Sonoma SHP

The park's main office address: 363 3rd Street West, Sonoma, California 95476-5632.

Online reservations are not available for this park.

About Sonoma SHP

  Unlike most parks with a single plot of land and a continuous boundary, Sonoma State Historic Park is a scattering of historical attractions consisting of six midtown locations near Sonoma's Plaza.  Off the Sonoma Plaza are: Mission San Francisco Solano, the Blue Wing Inn, Sonoma Barracks, the Toscano Hotel & Kitchen, and the Servants Quarters (the remains of La Casa Grande).  General Vallejo's Home, also called Lachryma Montis, is less than a mile west of the Plaza. It was the estate of General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, Military Commander and Director of Colonization of the Northern Frontier and founder of Pueblo de Sonoma.


Free Public parking is located behind the Sonoma Barracks off of First Street West.  

Public restrooms are located in the Sonoma BarracksCourtyard. 

The Sonoma Plaza offers a variety of restaurants, shops and the Sonoma Valley Visitor's Bureau.

Dogs are not allowed in historic buildings. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the bikepath between the Mission and the Vallejo Home.


The Sonoma Mission houses historical exhibits, an art exhibition, museum chapel and courtyard while the Sonoma Barracks across the street houses additional historic exhibits among several museum rooms along with our association's bookstore and gift shop. The Vallejo Home has furnishings of the Vallejo family, historic and serene gardens, a resevoir and a Visitor Center and Museum in the adjacent "Chalet".

Visitors to the park can also stroll through the streets surrounding the town’s historic central plaza or travel via the city's hike and bike path on  the west side.

Seasons/Climate/Recommended clothing

The weather can be changeable; layered clothing is recommended.  Hot, dry summers with cool, wet winters.

Holiday Events

Christmas Craft image

29th Annual Victorian Christmas Crafts Workshop
Sunday, November 11, 2018 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
General Vallejo's Home - Sonoma State Historic Park
West Spain Street at Third Street West, Sonoma

                                                         Holidays on the Northern Frontier                                                                                                                                                                                            Saturday, December 8, 2018

           Christmas at the Mission * Las Posadas Pageants ~ 5pm, 6pm, and 7pm *
       Limited number of tickets available on Nov. 17th only, 10am-Noon mission & 5pm-7pm at the Plaza Tree Lighting
114 E. Spain Street, Sonoma, CA 95476 ~ (707)938-9560   

                                                                   Blue Wing Inn, Sonoma Barracks, Toscano Hotel & Kitchen ~ 4:00pm to 8:00pm                                                                                            *Crafts, Living History, Kris Kringle, Live Music, Refreshments* 

School Tours and Education


School Tour Information

Environmental Studies Program (ESP)

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

visitors touring toscano kitchen with docentCurious about volunteer opportunities? Sonoma SHP and Petaluma Adobe SHP are historical sites that benefit the greatest from our docent volunteers.  Depending upon need, recruitment and training takes place at least once per year in September and October.   
Additional volunteer opportunities may exist and available year round in museum curation, bookstore sales, landscape maintenance and special events. 

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
Please complete an application with references and deliver to coordinator by electronic mail or U.S. Mail to 20 E. Spain Street, Sonoma, CA  95476.docent serving tortillas to visitors

Volunteer Information

Docent Conducted Tours

Sonoma Mission Tours

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:

11am to 3pm


Sonoma Barracks Tours

Saturday and Sunday:

11am to 3pm

Vallejo Home Tours
Saturday and Sunday:
1pm - 4pm

Toscano Hotel & Kitchen Tours
Saturday, Sunday 
1pm to 4pm

Private Group Tours are available by reservation in advance through Sonoma Petaluma Parks Association (SPParks, Inc.)

Private Group Tour Reservation


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Available Activities and Facilities at Sonoma State Historic Park

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