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Mission San Francisco Solano

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This mission is noted for having been founded under Mexican rule.
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114 Spain St. at First St., Spain, Sonoma, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Sonoma for the day and saw the mission and decided to tour , very interesting and worth the small fee to get in

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank NewIberia_laGbl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank MaryTheExplorer
Reviewed August 7, 2019

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!

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed May 30, 2019

This mission s worth spending the 6.00 dollars to visit along with the barracks and the gardens. Third time and I never get tired.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 530Gypsy
Reviewed May 28, 2019

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

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank CleopatraBunny
Reviewed May 23, 2019

Went here on a Sunday, no crowds. Happy to pay to support. Surprised at the size and stillness. Soldiers quarters is down the street. Great day trip.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank khaleesi_vgp
Reviewed April 28, 2019

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

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank gl0baltr0tter
Reviewed March 27, 2019

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

Date of experience: March 2019
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Carrie P
August 13, 2018|
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There are on site docent led tours/guides on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 10 am until 4 pm, so advise visiting on any of those days.Saturdays are typically the most busy.
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