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Mission San Francisco Solano

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Address: 114 Spain St. at First St., Spain, Sonoma, CA
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10:00 - 17:00
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This mission is noted for having been founded under Mexican rule.

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We thought it was very interesting but it needed more staff and more information given by some guides.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sparks, Nevada
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Sparks, Nevada
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41 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We thought it was very interesting but it needed more staff and more information given by some guides.

Thank marysaczarna
Ashington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the mission on a lovely sunny day and was not disappointed. There is quite a bit of history to it even though it is very small . Entrance fee was only 3$ so good value.

Thank 5eve0
Palm Springs, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This historic mission is very small but very interest. The fee was $3 and included a tour of the mission, the courtyard and General Vallejo's house. In the mission, we were surprised by a very nice gentleman who gave us a private tour. The mission only offers tour during the weekend. We then went to General Vallejo's home, Lachryma Montis,... More 

Thank Yolande B
Sonoma, California
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

I always enjoy visiting and touring the mission in Sonoma. The mission, barracks and Toscano Hotel are all great to learn Sonoma, CA and US history. A great deal happened in Sonoma. Including CA becoming a state.

Thank HeatherWineCountry
Southold, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

The historic Mission is now a State Park located in a corner of the Sonoma Square. The entrance fee was reasonable ($3) and also includes entrance to the barracks and General Vallejo's house. The Mission was small and didn't have many exhibits, but it was interesting.

Thank EJW3
Andover, United States
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

There is a modest fee to go into the mission (three rooms of historic exhibits and art, the chapel, and a pretty courtyard) that includes admission to General Vallejo's home, Lachryma Montis, a moderate walk away. Each was modestly interesting, but together they give a full picture of Sonoma's significance in the transition between Mexican to American sovereignty over California.

Thank Lisa G
Santa Rosa
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

For several years now, we have attended the Christmas Service in the Sonoma Mission. Tickets must be obtained in advance, and they are free. There are several dedicated times, and your ticket will be for one of those time, usually 6 PM, 7 PM, 8 PM etc. As you enter your are given a candle, which is lit on a... More 

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Davie, Florida
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

The Mission San Francisco Mission is located across the street from the Sonoma Square. It is a great introduction to the early history of California. The Mission is part of the California Historic Parks. Your $3 admission gives you access to Mission, the Soldier Barracks across the street, the Depot Museum and 2 other places (not within walking distance) we... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

Whenever close, I always try to visit each of the missions throughout California. Since I did not grow up in California, I did not study the various missions in grade school---but have enjoyed learning about them. From what I understand, this mission no longer operates as a working church. It is rather small, particularly when compared to Santa Barbara or... More 

Thank adalbert3
San Marcos, California
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

This the last and Northernmost Mission of the California Mission Trail. A little different than many of the other missions, it is fairly plain and not as ornate as others. Nonetheless it is definitely worth the visit.

Thank csarchibald

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