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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.


Contacts by Phone 
Sonoma Sector Administrative Office: 707-938-1519 |  Special Events Office:  707-939-6188
Mission San Francisco Solano: 707-938-9560  |  Vallejo Home:  707-938-9559


 

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.

Facilities

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.

Exhibits
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.

School Tours and Education

School Tour Information

Environmental Studies Program (ESP)

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 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 Joleen.Ossello@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.

Volunteer Information

 

Docent Conducted Tours

Site

Day of the Week

Time

 
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

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Available Activities and Facilities at Sonoma State Historic Park

DAY-USE ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES
Historical/Cultural Site
Picnic Areas
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs
Guided Tours
Interpretive Exhibits
Museums
Family Programs
OTHER FACILITIES & VISITOR INFORMATION
Parking
Restrooms
Drinking Water Available