Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park

Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park was the main residence of Rancho Petaluma, the agricultural empire that General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo one of the most powerful men in the Mexican Province of California from 1834 to 1846.

Location

3325 Adobe Road
Petaluma CA, 94954

Contact

Local: 707-762-4871

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  • Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park was the main residence of Rancho Petaluma, the agricultural empire that General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo one of the most powerful men in the Mexican Province of California from 1834 to 1846. Vallejo ran his cattle, hide and tallow business, raised sheep, bred horses, and grew numerous crops. The adobe contains authentic furniture and exhibits depicting early rancho life. 

    The huge adobe building, the largest private rancho in California between 1834 and 1846, was the center of activity on one of the most prosperous private estates established during the Mexican period. 

    The park has shaded picnic areas with views of farmland and oak-studded hills. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    • Arts Amenities:
      • Museum
    • Interesting and unexpected place to visit

      We stopped here to see the sheep shearing, which is done once a year. The park was set up with crafts for kids, the adobe opened for self guided tours through it. Although we've lived near here for...

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    • California’s Living History

      California’s Sonoma History parks & tours are the best around. Your paid day admission is honored at all the parks sites on the same day including the Sonoma Mission.General Vallejo’s Adobe barracks...

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    • History

      Big park with beautiful shaded trails. Amidst is a large fence consisting of big prickly pear cactus - very impressive - leading up to the big 2 story adobe building which once has been General...

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