By Reservation Only
Marconi Conference Center State Historic Park
The Marconi Conference Center is situated on wooded hills overlooking scenic Tomales Bay in Marin County.
The California State Parks Foundation acquired the property in 1984 with Buck Trust funds, remodeled it as a conference center, and gave it to the California Department of Parks and Recreation. It is now operated as a non-profit facility.
The conference center operation enables these grounds to be preserved and protected, while the historical buildings constructed by Marconi await restoration.
Most rooms have stunning views; all are smoke-free, with private baths and study desks. The lounge area provides games, books and film libraries, snacks and beverages for evening relaxation. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served to conference groups.
Some meeting spaces have commanding Bay views, others are in a peaceful forest setting. State of the art audio/visual and internet capabilities are available, and meeting facilities can be configured for casual or auditorium-type seating. Break-out rooms are within each Meeting Pavilion.
- Marconi Conference Center Operating Corp. (Conference & Training Facility)
On Highway 1, two miles south of Marshall, CA.
P.O. Box 789
Marshall, CA 94940
Basic Visit Recommendations
Outdoor recreational diversions include hiking trails, volleyball and basketball courts, horseshoe pits, bicycling on nearby country roads, bird-watching, and fishing in Tomales Bay.
Regional attractions include Point Reyes National Seashore, Sonoma Valley wine country, historic Petaluma, Tomales Bay State Park, coastal redwood groves, golf courses, and riding stables.
Collecting or destroying anything in the park, including mushrooms, is prohibited.
The main building of the Marconi Wireless Station on this site is known as the Marconi Hotel. This was quite a remote site in 1914 when the Hotel housed station workers and Marconi guests. It offered the conveniences of a library, dining hall, billiard room and state-of-the-art plumbing. Built of concrete and tile, the three-story building's front verandah was designed in the classic Italianate villa style.