Sonoma Barracks

Part of the Sonoma State Historic Park, the two-story, wide-balconied, adobe barracks facing Sonoma's central plaza were built to house Mexican army troops under the command of General Vallejo.

Location

20 E. Spain Street
Sonoma CA, 95476

Contact

Local: 707-938-9560

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  • Part of the Sonoma State Historic Park, the two-story, wide-balconied, adobe barracks facing Sonoma's central plaza were built to house Mexican army troops under the command of General Vallejo. These troops first arrived in Sonoma in 1834 when Vallejo, then the Commandant of the Presidio at San Francisco, was instructed to move his garrison to Sonoma. From then until 1846, Sonoma was the headquarters of the commandant of the Frontera del Norte – the Mexican provincial frontier of the north. Actual construction of the adobe barracks building probably took place in stages, but was more or less completed in 1840 and 1841.

    Hours Daily: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Days

    • Interesting Visit

      This is a worthwhile visit to relive some of California's history. The kids will enjoy poking around the barracks, while adults will learn a little bit more about the early days of California...

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    • Historic

      On the main square/ Sonoma Plaza the Sonoma Barracks is an adobe building with courtyard. US historic landmark.

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    • A great piece of history

      I like that this is a self guided tour and free. The exhibits are well thought out and provide a great look back in history. There is a nice gift shop as well.

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