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Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park

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Address: 3325 Adobe Rd., Petaluma, CA
Phone Number: 7077624871
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Fascinating depictions of early California history

This well preserved outpost from the mid 19th century, provides a great opportunity to see how life was back then. We happened to be there on a day when a fourth grade class was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
19063travler
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Media, Pennsylvania
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Media, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This well preserved outpost from the mid 19th century, provides a great opportunity to see how life was back then. We happened to be there on a day when a fourth grade class was there reenacting life of the times, including an overnight stay. They were making food of the time, crafting candles and candle holders, making corn husk dolls,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Huge adobe building with wrap-around verandah; extremely interesting to see the "country home" of Vallejo. The $3 ticket price is an incredible bargain -- and it includes THREE more sites in the town of Sonoma [if you visit on the same day]. After reading the displays,marvelling at the adobe & taking the shelf-guided tour, we drove a short distance into... More 

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Petaluma, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

It was fascinating to see how everyone lived in the prairie days. Wonderful if you aren't disabled. No elevator and difficult to walk in the dirt around buildings.

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1 Thank Rhonda281
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The is a low-key stopover in Petaluma. Knowing that Vallejo lived here during the early days of California is the main attraction. There are some historical exhibits within the Adobe, a low-budget pamphlet/map to help you do your self-guided tour, and a nice collection of furnishings to give you a feel for what it looked like "back in the day."... More 

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1 Thank mossyfy
Sonoma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

You know you grew up in Petaluma when this is where you went on a 3rd grade field trip. Old me loved the place. New me loves the dances at the place now. When you go there, you can learn a lot about architecture of the time. After learning about brick creation (stick with me, it isn't as boring as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This turned out to be way better than I thought it would be! The Adobe is HUGE! None of us had ever seen one of this size so we were all very impressed, including the kids. The grounds are well taken care of, as is the adobe. We were there for about 90 minutes and read all the information about... More 

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1 Thank travlinfamily1
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

if your passing through or Staying in Petaluma and want too see some of California's old Spanish History, check out the old Adobe

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This one of the best standing examples of early Ca. mission adobe building to visit. A must see for anyone living in the area or visiting that is interested in Ca history.

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1 Thank richardleontonkin
Bainbridge Island, WA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We dropped by the Adobe last week just to check it out. There is lots of information about the history of the Sonoma Valley and early Petaluma, CA. The Adobe was built right around the time that California became a state. You really get an excellent idea of what ranch life was around that time, since the Adobe has been... More 

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1 Thank noocibil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Much more interesting than expected, good self-guided tour documentation, very informative, good value for money

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