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PRESIDIO OF SONOMA (SONOMA BARRACKS)

Historical Landmark

Description:
Sonoma Barracks was erected in 1836 by General M. G. Vallejo. It became the headquarters of the Bear Flag Party, which in June 1846 proclaimed a 'California Republic' and raised the Bear Flag on Sonoma's Plaza. Twenty-three days later, on July 7, 1846, Commodore John Drake Sloat took possession of California for the United States government. Stevenson's Regiment, Company C, U.S.A., occupied the barracks in April 1847.

Registration Date: 7/12/1939

Location:
City: Sonoma
County: Sonoma

Directions:
Sonoma State Historic Park, NW corner of E Spain and 1st St E, Sonoma

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