Sonoma State Historic Park
Sonoma State Historic Park
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Seeitalldoitall
Las Vegas, NV129 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
This is well preserved historic hotel and v with out buildings in the center of town. You can go into some of the rooms and wander around the property. There is a little museum on the premises that has good displays and signage. A small gift shop has souvenirs and books for sale.
Written April 5, 2023
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NYU62
Tucson, AZ18,167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
We always park our car in the large free parking lot behind this Park, so we always have to pass it on our way to the Plaza. There are about a dozen buildings here, all important to early California history. This was the birthplace of the California State Bear Flag. Many of the buildings are closed, and cannot be entered. Still, they provide a picture into the past, and are worth a look. The Park was founded in 1909, and originally consisted only of the Mission. Later, more historical buildings in the area, were added and restored.

You can walk around here at your own pace. We've never seen this area crowded. There are benches to sit on, and there are huge trees for shade. This can be a nice little walk after lunch.
Written May 11, 2017
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MammaShibs
Agawam, MA523 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We took some time, waiting for the shops to open (some opened at 10, others at 11) and discovered the Sonoma State Historical Park and its many buildings.
We walked around, read signs giving us a better understanding of the history of Sonoma, Spanish California and enjoyed learning about the adobe Petaluma mission - the barracks, servants quarters and the General's home.
There were many activities listed on a poster of interest to families. Think they would be fun to attend.
Written December 14, 2019
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Bobbi J
Petaluma, CA8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Family
The mission was interesting but way over crowded. Also it seems more like a pass through thing to get to the Sonoma square. And it is so renovated that it almost doesn’t look authentic. I liked the adobe Petaluma mission so much better for the authenticity. It was neat to see the old hotel and the old rooms. My favorite thing there was the mural on the back fence that looked like shadows of people living back in the old days.
Written September 4, 2019
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Nereida
California221 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
I had no clue what this place was about and when I first heard about it I thought that it was actually a park with trees, benches and grass. To my very pleasant surprise I was able to go back in history visiting and reading about the Vallejo family and the historical buildings here. My fiancé and I were able to go into some of the buildings and read about its history. It was a very pleasant afternoon.
Written January 5, 2019
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TWB
Cincinnati, OH2,468 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
We didn't have much time here, but you could spend a while meandering about - especially after visits to the area wineries. Would love to return with more time. Really pretty place with no shortage of history lesson.
Written July 29, 2020
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NYU62
Tucson, AZ18,167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
There is a large free parking lot behind this Park, and there are always empty spaces (even on weekends), so when we come to Sonoma, (as we did on Friday May 3) we always drive there to park our car. To get to the Plaza, one can either go around on the sidewalk, or can cut through this small Park.

We always cross the Sonoma State Historic Park, as it is never crowded, and just a pleasure to take that short walk through such an historic area. There are no more than a dozen buildings here, all important to early California history. Many of the buildings are closed, and cannot be entered, but from the outside, they still provide a picture into the past, and are worth a look. This Park was founded in 1909, and was centered around the Mission. Later, more historical buildings in the area, were added and restored.

There are huge trees here, which provide welcome shade on hot days. Also, there are benches to sit on. One can either walk around, or just sit on one of the many benches and absorb the historic atmosphere. As it is never crowded, it is almost always quiet, except for the many birds chirping away.
Written May 14, 2019
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Gina C
Sonoma Valley, CA19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Sonoma is a significant city in California's history. Sonoma State Historic Park is right on the plaza. You don't really see Sonoma if you don't take time to visit the very interesting buildings that make up the historic park.
Written March 19, 2019
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Jen-JMelb
Melbourne, Australia191 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
We walked from our hotel in town and loved the hiking. Some take you up to a great view down on Sonoma. The tourist information service has a good brochure about hikes in the area.
Written March 13, 2019
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eva1500
Linz, Austria513 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
In the town itself there is not that much to see anymore but worth visiting is Vallejo Home. Beautiful restored rooms and a lot to learn about General Vallejo, how life around 1850 was for the privileged and about the period when California belonged to Mexico.
Written August 29, 2018
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