Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park

Description

From 1834 to 1846, General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo ran his agricultural empire from the 66,000-acre Rancho Petaluma, at the time the largest private rancho in northern California. The successful cattle, hide, tallow, sheep, horse breeding, and farming businesses here supported Vallejo's military command in Sonoma and made him one of the most powerful men in the Mexican Province of California. From 600 to 2,000 people worked inside the large adobe, the building serving as rancho headquarters. Today, visitors can enter the adobe brick and redwood structure to view period furnishings and an exhibit about life on the rancho. Guided tours, sheep shearing, and living history events are other popular ways to experience the rancho. Outside, the park offers picnic areas and sweeping views. Paid admission is also good at Sonoma State Historic Park sites, including Mission San Francisco Solano, the Barracks, and the General Vallejo Home.

Address

3325 Adobe Rd
Petaluma, CA 94954

Lat/Long

38.25507400, -122.58425100
Visit Website
(707) 762-4871

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