Napa and Sonoma Sights

Sonoma Mission

  • 114 E. Spain St. Map It
  • Sonoma
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

The northernmost of the 21 missions established by Franciscan friars in California, Sonoma Mission was founded in 1823 as Mission San Francisco Solano. It serves as the centerpiece of Sonoma State Historic Park, which includes several other sites in Sonoma and nearby Petaluma. Some early mission structures were destroyed, but all or part of several remaining buildings date to the days of Mexican rule over California. These include the Sonoma Barracks, a half block west of the mission at 20 East Spain Street, which housed troops under the command of General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, who controlled vast tracks of land in the region. The modest museum contains displays about the missions and information about the other historic sites.

Sight Information


114 E. Spain St., at 1st St. E, Sonoma, California, 95476, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $3, includes same-day admission to other historic sites

Published 07/06/2016


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