Sonoma


Fort Ross State Historic Park

  • sonoma_1Museum and Interpretive Center contain exhibits on the Kashaya Pomo Indian settlements, Russian settlers, and the Mexican rancho period
  • Rresearch library available to scholars and members of the Fort Ross Interpretive Association
  • Location: 19005 Coast Highway One, approximately 1/2 hour north of Jenner
  • Visitors Center and Fort Compound open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $4 per vehicle; seniors $3 per vehicle
  • Call (707) 847-3286
  • Visit http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=449

Healdsburg Museum

  • Houses the historical collections donated to the City of Healdsburg
  • Impressive range of artifacts related to northern Sonoma County history, such as Pomo Indian basketry, nineteenth century weapons, tools, textiles, and crafts
  • Extensive archival library includes some 8,000 original photographs
  • Location: 221 Matheson Street in Healdsburg
  • Open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 pm. Free guided tours are available for groups by appointment.
  • Call (707) 431-3325
  • Visit: http://www.healdsburgmuseum.org

Jesse Peter Museum

  • sonoma_2Houses collections of ethnographic art from throughout the Americas and parts of Africa, Asia, and the Pacific
  • Permanent exhibits include Pomo roundhouse model and basketry, Plains and Plateau, Southwest Jewelry, Hopi Pueblo model with Kachina Dolls, and Pueblo pottery
  • Location: Bussman Hall on the campus of Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Avenue in Santa Rosa
  • Open mid-August to mid-May, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed on all school holidays and during the summer
  • Visit http://www.santarosa.edu/museum/

Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park


Petaluma Historical Library and Museum

  • Former library now houses exhibits of Petaluma poultry, dairy, and Miwok Indian history from the 1850s
  • Location: 20 Fourth Street in Petaluma
  • Open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday from 12 noon to 3 p.m., and by appointment
  • Call (707) 778-4398
  • Visit http://www.petalumamuseum.com/contact.htm

Sonoma State Historic Park

  • sonoma_3Mission San Francisco Solano is the northernmost mission in Alta California, the only mission built during the Mexican period, and the last of California’s 21 missions, built in 1823.
  • The Barracks were constructed by General Vallejo in 1834.
  • Within the barracks is a museum with artifacts from the Mexican period in California and a replica of soldiers’ quarters
  • The Vallejo Home, built in 1851, was General Vallejo’s “Yankee-style” home. He had the prefabricated home shipped around the Cape. Guided tours are offered.
  • Location: along Spain Street in downtown Sonoma; main office is at 363 3rd Street West
  • Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Admission: $1
  • Call (707) 938–9560 (Mission), (707) 939-9420 (Barracks), or (707) 938-9559 (Vallejo Home)
  • Visit http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=479