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As the furthest north mission is just off Sonoma’s plaza, we elected to see the mission. It was educational and interesting way to learn about the history. A nice way to spend an hour so close to the plaza.
This is the original terminus of the string of CA missions on El Camino Real. It’s chock full of atmosphere and is literally right on the main plaza next to all the shops. Don’t miss it, and check out the gift shop for cool take...More
First of the California missions I ever visited, being raised in Sonoma we got to know about these historic sites before the town became a real tourist attraction!
This little mission is worth a visit!
This mission was disappointing in that it was the last mission. Literally, the end of the trail. The guides were helpful and interesting. The state has taken it over and is no longer an active church, so the up keep is volunteer and donations. Gift...More
Free parking around the Sonoma downtown square, and an easy walk (just a block off the main square). Paid admission but worth it for the glimpse into life during the establishment of the Spanish colonization in Alta California. Take a break from dining, shopping, and...More
A place that lived through an unsettling and interesting time from being a Mexican mission dedicated in 1824 to a First Class parish to a US Roman Catholic church to a warehouse to a winery to then became part of the California Park System in...More
The northernmost and one of the original Missions founded in the early settlement years. A sweet chapel. An adjacent Presidio and local residences date back to the same time period. Staff are very knowledgeable and friendly... especially with all the 4th graders who have done...More