Sonoma Parks

Sonoma SHP
March 5, 2016 – 06:37 pm

The park is open daily except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day

The historic, picturesque town of Sonoma is located in the heart of the beautiful Wine Country between Napa and Santa Rosa off Highway 12. Situated around a central plaza (the largest of its kind in California) filled with charming shops and restaurants, the city is home to Sonoma State Historic Park—site of the northernmost Franciscan Mission in California and birthplace of the California State Bear Flag.
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. They are: Mission San Francisco Solano, the Blue Wing Inn, Sonoma Barracks, the Toscano Hotel, the Servants Quarters (the remains of La Casa Grande) and Vallejo's Home. Vallejo's Home is also called Lachryma Montis, and 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.

The park's business office is at
363 3rd Street West
Sonoma, California


There are exhibits in the Mission, as well as a museum and gift shop in the Barracks. The Vallejo Home has furnishings of the Vallejo family and there is a Visitor Center and museum in the adjacent "Chalet". Visitors to the park can stroll through the streets surrounding the town’s historic central plaza. The plaza has restaurants, shops and a Visitor Center.

Dogs are not allowed in historic buildings. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the bikepath between the Mission and the Vallejo Home.

Seasons/Climate/Recommended clothing
The weather can be changeable; layered clothing is recommended.

Volunteer information

For volunteering in the above parks please contact Philip Herrschaft at the Sonoma Sector Office at 707-938-1519.

Upcoming Events

July 4 - Sonoma Parade, Downtown Plaza
August 12 - Concert, Carlos Herrera Trio
September 10 - Lecture, Clinton Smith, "Portraits of Vallejo's Time", San Francisco/Solano Mission
September 20 - Optics Festival, Mission Barracks
October 3 - Fandango, Petaluma Adobe
October 12 - Lecture, Dr. Peter Meyerhof, "The Bear Flag Revolt, What Really Happened"

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Popular Q&A
What is there to do in Rohnert Park, or at least Sonoma County.? | Yahoo Answers

Me too!! I haven't gotten in yet, but it's my number one school. I only live an hour south in the east bay, but you'll probably just be hanging around on campus and in your dorm. San Francisco is near if you don't live nearby, because I will be coming home on weekends. There is a nice shopping center and movie theatre.

What is parking like in Sonoma, CA?

Pretty easy except near the Square. But even parking within 3 or 4 blocks of there on busiest times.

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