Sonoma SHP

State Historic Park

The park is open 7 days/week except for Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's

"Photo: Exterior view of of the Sonoma Mission at Sonoma SHP." The historic, picturesque town of Sonoma is located in the heart of the beautiful Wine Country between Napa and Santa Rosa off Highway 12. Situated around a central plaza (the largest of its kind in California) filled with charming shops and restaurants, the city is home to Sonoma State Historic Park—site of the northernmost Franciscan Mission in California and birthplace of the California State Bear Flag.

Unlike most parks with a single plot of land and a continuous boundary, Sonoma State Historic Park is a scattering of historical attractions consisting of six midtown locations near Sonoma's Plaza.  They are: Mission San Francisco Solano, the Blue Wing Inn, Sonoma Barracks, the Toscano Hotel, the Servants Quarters (the remains of La Casa Grande) and Vallejo's Home. Vallejo's Home is also called Lachryma Montis, and is less than a mile west of the Plaza. It was the estate of General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, Military Commander and Director of Colonization of the Northern Frontier.

The park's business office is at
363 3rd Street West
Sonoma, California 95476-5632


There are exhibits in the Mission, as well as a museum and gift shop in the Barracks. The Vallejo Home has furnishings of the Vallejo family and there is a Visitor Center and museum in the adjacent "Chalet". Visitors to the park can stroll through the streets surrounding the town’s historic central plaza. The plaza has restaurants, shops and a Visitor Center.

Dogs are not allowed in historic buildings. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the bikepath between the Mission and the Vallejo Home.

Seasons/Climate/Recommended clothing
The weather can be changeable; layered clothing is recommended.

Volunteer information

For volunteering in the above parks please contact Guide Jennifer Hanson at the Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park at 707-762-4871.

Make history come alive and learn the history of the Petaluma and Sonoma State Historic Parks!

·Park Information

  • Hours of Operation:

    10am - 5pm
    Tuesday - Sunday
    Closed Mondays

  • Park Office Telephone:

    (707) 938-9560

  • Region

    North Coast



  • Purchase Annual Passes

Operating Hours

Open Tuesday - Sunday
10am - 5pm 

Closed Mondays

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day

School Group Tour Reservations

Call ReserveAmerica:

Docent Conducted Tours

Mission Tours
Friday, Saturday and Sunday:
11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm

Vallejo Home Tours
Saturday and Sunday:
1pm, 2pm and 3pm

Toscano Hotel & Kitchen Tours
Saturday, Sunday
1pm to 4pm


Mission: 707-938-9560
Vallejo’s Home: 707-938-9559
Barracks: 707-939-9420

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