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Administrative Office: 707-769-5652 | Mission San Francisco Solano: 707-938-9560
Vallejo Home: 707-938-9559 | Photo, Film & Special Event Permits: 707-939-6188 email@example.com
Unlike most parks with a single plot of land and a continuous boundary, Sonoma State Historic Park is a scattering of historical sites 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 in Sonoma is ever-changing; layered clothing is recommended. Hot, dry summers with cool, wet winters.
Vintage Festival. Saturday, October 8th. Sonoma Plaza Park 10:30AM-1:30PM.
State Parks will have a table set up in Plaza Park with educational and fun activities for kids and adults too! Stop by and see what we have at our exhibit across from
City hall and behind the amp theater.
Evening Hike ~ Friday, October 14th, 5:30pm– 7:00pm
Join us for our last nighttime hike of the year. The hike explores the lower Montini Preserve Trail. Experience history, nature, and community lead by Park Interpretive Specialist “Ranger Dave”. This slow-paced hike is a little over one mile in length with minor elevation changes. Sturdy shoes and water recommended (kids can bring a flashlight). Meet at the Vallejo Home parking lot at the end of 3rd Street West. All ages, free of charge, no reservation needed.
Nighttime Tour of the Vallejo Home: Saturday, October 22, 2022
Our first ever nighttime tour of General Vallejo’s home! Two tours will be conducted on Saturday evening at 6PM and 8PM. There will also be a bat making table for the kids that they can learn about these little creatures that live around the property.
Tickets are advanced purchase prior to the event at the Sonoma Mission Chapel located at 114 East Spain Street. $3.00 adults and $2.00 kids. Under age 6 free. Tickets will be avaliable for purchase starting October 5th. Note: There will be a limited number of tickets available. The Vallejo Home is located at the end of 3rd Street West. All ages welcome.
Costume Campfire Program ~ Saturday, October 29, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Join us for some fun at our special spooky campfire program. Kids (and adults) are encouraged to come in costume. We will have a short ghostly talk and as sort of scary song and a tasty marshmallow roast too!! Enter through the wooden gates and proceed into the Sonoma Barracks Courtyard. All ages welcome, free of charge.
Environmental Studies Program and Environmental Living Program on Haitus
Attention Fourth Grade Teachers – Our popular interactive and hands on programming at Sonoma State Historic Park and Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park are on haitus.
The Environmental Studies Program (ESP) at Mission San Francisco Solano is a day program where students learn about life at the missions. (707) 938-9560
The Environmental Living Program (ELP) at the Petaluma Adobe is an overnight program focusing on the Rancho era of California History. Jennifer Hanson | (707) 762-4871
Curious about volunteer opportunities? Sonoma State Historic Park and Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park are closely related cultural history sites that thrive witih activity through a variety of volunteer roles.
Opportunities exist in docent tours, museum curation, bookstore sales, landscape maintenance, demonstrations, period clothing program and special events. Visit Sonoma Petaluma Parks, Inc. for events to attend and introduce yourself. We want to meet you!
To express your interest in the Volunteers in Parks Program (VIPP) with California State Parks, choose a link below to apply and specify your park of interest. Send application or additional inquiry to the VIPP Lead at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please call ahead to confirm if a docent is scheduled. Self-guided tour sheets are always available.
Mission San Francisco Solano: 707-938-9560 Vallejo Home: 707-938-9559
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 3pm|
|Toscano Hotel & Kitchen Tours||Saturday and Sunday||1pm to 3pm|
Private Group Tours are available by reservation in advance through Sonoma Petaluma Parks, Inc. (SPParks)
Private Group Tour Reservation