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Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park

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Address: 3325 Adobe Rd., Petaluma, CA
Phone Number: 7077624871
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Just outside of Petaluma, is a quiet place to visit. Three dollars to visit and interesting. Each room has a display of the artifacts, spent around an hour and a half. If you have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2016
Anthony O
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Petaluma, California
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8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place give you a bit of local history in a manageable, bite-sized visit. It is hard to believe people lived comfortably here during the time that Vallejo controlled this area. We have taken visitors here several times to get a peek into the Old West. It is a self guided 15-20 minute tour.

Thank Nanahannahbanana
San Jose, California
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

This is an incredible bargain at $3 per adult -- and the admission fee also gives you entrance to two associated sites in Sonoma (very nearby) as well, though we didn't visit those, we started too late in the day. It's a little tricky getting in and out, there's one driveway on a very busy road, our GPS thought it... More 

Thank Beakertroyd
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a nearby place with some shade to take a walk last Sunday and found this park. Lots of shade trees and a little seasonal stream. Interesting to learn about the history of Petaluma and see old photos. Huge, impressive hedge of cactus along the path to the old adobe building which houses photos. Seemed a little... More 

Thank 102bonniepeterson
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Just outside of Petaluma, is a quiet place to visit. Three dollars to visit and interesting. Each room has a display of the artifacts, spent around an hour and a half. If you have the time visit. Also, the ticket gets you into other parks in Sonoma, same day. Easy half hour drive to Sonoma.

Thank Anthony O
Petaluma, California
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

In California 4th grade students study the state's history. For those living in the San Francisco Bay area, a visit to General Vallejo's home in Petaluma is a very good place to see what living conditions were like in the early 1800's. The Adobe served as the center of General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo's 66,000-acre (100 square miles) working ranch between... More 

Thank JAM747
Media, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016 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 

1 Thank 19063travler
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank LoyalFox
Petaluma, California, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank Rhonda281
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 

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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