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California’s Sonoma History parks & tours are the best around. Your paid day admission is honored at all the parks sites on the same day including the Sonoma Mission.General Vallejo’s Adobe barracks are history stopped in time! Great family experience. Fabulous recreations & period displays...More
Big park with beautiful shaded trails.
Amidst is a large fence consisting of big prickly pear cactus - very impressive - leading up to the big 2 story adobe building which once has been General Vallejo's big ranch, the largest one in Mexican northern California....More
The old Adobe in Petaluma is a fascinating stop when in the wine country. Knowledgeable docents guide you through the buildings that date to the 1830's. There is a certain amount of re-creating, but the actual adobe, beams and glass are authentic. From time to...More
I didn't have a lot of expectations for this little Historic Park. I sort of expected to wander around, then leave. The guide at the entrance, however, was awesome. She told us with all kinds of enthusiasm about the place, the history, etc. Every room...More
Most of the time early California history (before annexation to the U.S.) has as its focus mission churches and presidios (forts) but here is a way to understand how successful some of the Mexican inhabitants became before their history was interrupted in 1846. Mariano Vallejo...More
Nicely restored and maintained ranch house of General Vallejo. Large building to accommodate many, many ranch hands, servants, family members, and visitors. Well worth a visit. Love the prickly pear too!
Visit downtown Sonoma and see the Mission. Then use your same entry ticket to visit the Adobe State Park. You do have to make a 5 minute drive but they are both very well kept and worth the visits. Make sure to check closing time.
This is one of the best preserved adobe ranches I've seen. It's very important to understand our history through visiting such places. The sound construction made it comfortable throughout the seasons. An hour or two will provide a lifetime of memories.
This National Landmark is a remembrance to General Vallejo and shows the importance of Mexican History and how they were once the owners of this land. I will bring my children here one day so they will know the true history of California in case...More