Fodor's Expert Review Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park

Petaluma Park (National/State/Provincial)
A 10-foot cactus fence lines the blacktop path from the parking lot to the Petaluma Adobe, the largest extant 19th-century residential adobe in the United States. History buffs won’t want to miss this landmark, from 1836 to 1846 the headquarters of General Mariano Vallejo’s vast (66,000 acres at its peak) agricultural domain. Exhibits and docent programs focus on Vallejo’s role as Mexico’s head honcho before California joined the United States; life at what the general called Rancho de Petaluma for native peoples and Spanish and Mexican settlers; and the hide and tallow trade that kept the enterprise financially afloat.
Park (National/State/Provincial) Historical

Quick Facts

3325 Adobe Rd.
California  94954, USA

707-762–4871

www.parks.ca.gov

Sight Details:
$3, includes same-day admission to Sonoma Mission and other historical sites

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