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

    • Small museum. Worth stopping in as you walk by...

      Something to show the kids in between wine tastings. Has a replica of the original Bear Flag, and recreation of barracks life when Sonoma was the northerly city of Mexico.

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    • Interesting and educational

      Walking distance from the Plaza, it's not big, but the visit was well worthy. It's important to learn and understand the history of California, and it's wonderful to see the California Republic flag...

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    • What a History Lesson!

      Wow, we learned so much here! The State of California actually got its start here in Sonoma with the Bear Flag Revolt! The Barracks will teach you a lot so give them a try!

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