Open 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
Sonoma Sector Administrative Office: 707-938-1519 | Mission San Francisco Solano: 707-938-9560
Vallejo Home: 707-938-9559 | Photo, Film & Special Event Permits: 707-939-6188 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. The headquarters of Vallejo's Petaluma Adobe Rancho is also preserved as a separate unit of the State Park system and can be visited the same day with paid admission to Sonoma State Historic Park.
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. Collecting or destroying anything in the park, including mushrooms, is prohibited.
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.
The weather can be changeable; layered clothing is recommended. Hot, dry summers with cool, wet winters.
Curious 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 take 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 Sonoma.VIPP@parks.ca.gov.
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.
Day of the Week
|Sonoma Mission Tours||Friday, Saturday and Sunday||11am to 3pm|
|Sonoma Barracks Tours||Saturday and Sunday||11am to 3pm|
|Vallejo's Home Tours||Saturday and Sunday||1pm to 4pm|
|Toscano Hotel & Kitchen Tours||Saturday and Sunday||1pm to 4pm|
Private Group Tours are available by reservation in advance through Sonoma Petaluma Parks, Inc. (SPParks)
Private Group Tour Reservation