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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.

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

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.

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


School Tours and Education


School Tours

Environmental Studies Program (ESP)

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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