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Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park

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Address: 3325 Adobe Rd., Petaluma, CA
Phone Number: +1 707-762-4871
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History of California and Petaluma

This adobe fortress is an interesting place to absorb the history of Petaluma, Sonoma, and California. The self-guided tour lets one take the time you want/need to see the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This adobe fortress is an interesting place to absorb the history of Petaluma, Sonoma, and California. The self-guided tour lets one take the time you want/need to see the exhibits. Well worth the small cost.

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Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I actually went to see a performance of Romeo and Juliet at Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park. It was the first time I had been to the park, even though I've lived in Petaluma nearly twenty years. I was pleasantly surprised at how clean and lovely it was there. And, as a historic adobe, it is one of the best... More 

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Petaluma, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I had driven by this park a hundred times on the way to Green String Farm, and finally I went there, persuaded by a friend. It was a Sunday but there was a ranger on duty who collected the $3 fee (good also for a visit to Vallejo's home in the neighboring town of Sonoma-a beautiful ride BTW). The park... More 

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Los Osos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We found this by accident after visiting the barracks in Sonoma. Can't beat the price--$3 for all three historical parks. Self guided tour but such an interesting part of CA history. Got to see a rehearsal of Romeo & Juliet as a bonus.

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Petaluma, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This place give you a bit of local history in a manageable, bite-sized visit. It is hard to believe people lived comfortably here during the time that Vallejo controlled this area. We have taken visitors here several times to get a peek into the Old West. It is a self guided 15-20 minute tour.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

This is an incredible bargain at $3 per adult -- and the admission fee also gives you entrance to two associated sites in Sonoma (very nearby) as well, though we didn't visit those, we started too late in the day. It's a little tricky getting in and out, there's one driveway on a very busy road, our GPS thought it... More 

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Petaluma
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a nearby place with some shade to take a walk last Sunday and found this park. Lots of shade trees and a little seasonal stream. Interesting to learn about the history of Petaluma and see old photos. Huge, impressive hedge of cactus along the path to the old adobe building which houses photos. Seemed a little... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Just outside of Petaluma, is a quiet place to visit. Three dollars to visit and interesting. Each room has a display of the artifacts, spent around an hour and a half. If you have the time visit. Also, the ticket gets you into other parks in Sonoma, same day. Easy half hour drive to Sonoma.

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Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

In California 4th grade students study the state's history. For those living in the San Francisco Bay area, a visit to General Vallejo's home in Petaluma is a very good place to see what living conditions were like in the early 1800's. The Adobe served as the center of General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo's 66,000-acre (100 square miles) working ranch between... More 

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Media, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

This well preserved outpost from the mid 19th century, provides a great opportunity to see how life was back then. We happened to be there on a day when a fourth grade class was there reenacting life of the times, including an overnight stay. They were making food of the time, crafting candles and candle holders, making corn husk dolls,... More 

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