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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

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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed March 25, 2019

We drove up from SF for lunch in Sonoma and after lunch visited this beaiful historic mission. We learned so much about the settlement of Northern California, the religious missionaries and the Russian fur traders who worked in the area. Wonderful visit...highly recommend.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed March 18, 2019

When you're tired of wine tasting, why not learn about some history of Sonoma! This is a beautiful stop.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

Calling all historians and travelers alike!! This place holds a very special place in my heart. When I was a little girl, about when was in the 4th or 5th grade our class took a field trip to this place. General Vallejo 's home and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 5, 2019

I love visiting the missions built by the Spaniards here in California, and I've made it my mission to visit all of them. I've visited quite a few, some more spectacular than others, but this one was a real disappointment, right after Mission Buenaventura. They...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Carrie P
August 13, 2018|
Response from tahoemcb |
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.