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“A trip back in time :)”

Mission San Francisco Solano
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2-Day Muir Woods and Wine Country Tour from San...
Ranked #17 of 117 things to do in Sonoma
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Owner description: This mission is noted for having been founded under Mexican rule.
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Don't come here expecting video games or special FX, this is truly a walk through an old Mission, there is so much history in this one space. I took my son and 2 other kids for their 6th grade mission project. They had to build the mission model and do a report as a team. So my son asked the teacher if they could do a video report. So we took our camcorder, the kids each had 10 questions, they wanted to include in video, and they walked through and did a video tour, and interviewed the workers there. One even let them all try on the old uniforms and get a great cover photo for their report, in uniforms and holding the old riffles. My advice is bring a picnic and go to the Sonoma town square park before or after. Or there is also the Cheese factory, right on the corner in the town square, that has great food to bring to the park. If you want to make it a full adventure day for the kids, here is what we do... We go to Train town in the morning, before it is busy and hot, then we go to the Cheese Factory and get a picnic to eat in the park, and end the day at the Sonoma Mission (which is on the corner by the cheese factory) and we take the kids on a walk, back in time, through the Mission. They will learn more on this adventure day, then months of TV ;) enjoy. By the way, they got an A+ on that report :)

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Very interesting and well worth the $3 admission. Staff were very well informed!! The other people that were touring with us had young children approx 8 and 10 years old and they were very interested in the items the Mission contained, quite educational for them.

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Reviewed March 16, 2013

So many reviewers have written very well about the mission, when it was established, etc., that I won.'t repeat it. But the unique history does stand out and the gardens with the fountain and benches make a great place to stop and absorb the history and ambiance, Across the street one will find the Blue Wing Adobe, which has not been altered a great deal since the 1840s or 1850s. With the Barracks history and video under one's belt, one has a real feel for Sonoma a s it used to be. And no wine from the nearby tasting rooms nearby is necessary!!!!!

Thank corkiek
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

Knowledgeable state rangers, beautiful altar and paintings and sculpture. I took many pictures. Not crowded.

2  Thank dickginnold
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

I really like this place. They let you wander the grounds as long you want. Also this mission is run by the state so you don't pay an exorbatent amount to get it in like you would at other missions run by the church.

2  Thank Catori76
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