About Mission San Francisco de Solano in Sonoma, California
Founded in 1823 by Father Jose Altimira, Mission San Francisco Solano was the northernmost and final mission in a chain of 21 California missions built along the King’s Highway, El Camino Real, that runs close to California Highway 101. Located in downtown Sonoma, California the mission and its grounds are allocated as an Historic California State Park site.
The mission has been restored and blends with the quaint, picturesque town of Sonoma in the heart of the beautiful wine country between Napa and Santa Rosa off Highway 12. Situated around a central plaza (the largest of its kind in California) filled with charming shops and restaurants, the city is home to Sonoma State Historic Park—site of the northernmost Franciscan Mission in California and birthplace of the California State Bear Flag.
Sonoma State Historic Park is a series of historic attractions in six locations within the community. The park is comprised the Mission San Francisco Solano de Sonoma, the Blue Wing Inn, the Sonoma Barracks, the Toscano Hotel, La Casa Grande and Lachryma Montis, the homes of General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, Military Commander and Director of Colonization of the Northern Frontier.
- 114 E Spain St
Sonoma, CA 95476
- (707) 938-9560
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