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Mission San Francisco Solano

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This mission is noted for having been founded under Mexican rule.
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114 Spain St. at First St., Spain, Sonoma, CA
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Reviewed 2 days ago

When you're tired of wine tasting, why not learn about some history of Sonoma! This is a beautiful stop.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank keturah627
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

Calling all historians and travelers alike!! This place holds a very special place in my heart. When I was a little girl, about when was in the 4th or 5th grade our class took a field trip to this place. General Vallejo 's home and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nade2019
Reviewed 6 January 2019

I love visiting the missions built by the Spaniards here in California, and I've made it my mission to visit all of them. I've visited quite a few, some more spectacular than others, but this one was a real disappointment, right after Mission Buenaventura. They...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nereida
Reviewed 10 October 2018

When we walked near the mission, we had a shelter over our head. There was a bell outside as well. The cost was 5$ per person and we could visit two other missions and the home of Vallejo. We received the historical content via paper....More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Such a lovely old world mission from the old King's Highway, smaller than most of the other missions in California, but lovely still.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Diana W
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

The 21st and final mission I visited while on a motorcycle trip was Mission San Francisco Solano in Sonoma. The Mission was founded July 4, 1823 as the 21st, final and northernmost Mission. It was the only mission built in Northern California after Mexico gained...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank timdI3110WX
Reviewed 9 September 2018

We stumbled upon this as the signage is too discrete. The inside does a good job of interpreting the history of this and the other missions in the Spanish Catholic archipelago of which this was the northernmost, as well as the the various political changes...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Wayne-Librarian
Reviewed 3 September 2018

This Mission was the last of 21 Missions in California, and my 21st Mission to visit. Conveniently located across from the town square, which is also historically significant. Sonoma is a great place to visit for a few days and there are other historical buildings....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dionges1
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Very interesting history exhibits with a garden. The state ranger was knowledgeable and engaging about answering questions. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LaurettaYoung
Reviewed 18 July 2018

worth popping in briefly, especially to see all the paintings of other missions. Beautiful building and helpful staff.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Carrie P
13 August 2018|
Response from tahoemcb |
There are on site docent led tours/guides on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 10 am until 4 pm, so advise visiting on any of those days.Saturdays are typically the most busy.