State Historic Park
Beginning Labor Day, 9/3/2012 this park will be open 7 days/week except Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's Day
The historic, picturesque town of Sonoma is located in the heart of the beautiful Wine Country between Napa and Santa Rosa off Highway 12. Situated around a central plaza (the largest of its kind in California) filled with charming shops and restaurants, the city is home to Sonoma State Historic Park—site of the northernmost Franciscan Mission in California and birthplace of the California State Bear Flag.
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. They are: Mission San Francisco Solano, the Blue Wing Inn, Sonoma Barracks, the Toscano Hotel, the Servants Quarters (the remains of La Casa Grande) and Vallejo's Home. Vallejo's Home is also called Lachryma Montis, and 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.
The park's business office is at
363 3rd Street West
Sonoma, California 95476-5632
There are exhibits in the Mission, as well as a museum and gift shop in the Barracks. The Vallejo Home has furnishings of the Vallejo family and there is a Visitor Center and museum in the adjacent "Chalet". Visitors to the park can stroll through the streets surrounding the town’s historic central plaza. The plaza has restaurants, shops and a Visitor Center.
Dogs are not allowed in historic buildings. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the bikepath between the Mission and the Vallejo Home.
The weather can be changeable; layered clothing is recommended.
For volunteering in the above parks please contact Guide Jennifer Hanson at the Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park at 707-762-4871.
Make history come alive and learn the history of the Petaluma and Sonoma State Historic Parks!
- Hours of Operation:
10am - 5pm
- Park Office Telephone:
Open 7 days a week,
10am - 5pm
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day
School Group Tour Reservations
Docent Conducted Tours
Friday, Saturday and Sunday:
11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm
Vallejo Home Tours
Saturday and Sunday:
1pm, 2pm and 3pm
Toscano Hotel and Kitchen Tours
Saturday, Sunday and Monday
1pm to 4pm