• 18 Mar, 21
    March 18 Lecture, “Native American Ranchos in Northern California”

    March 18 Lecture, “Native American Ranchos in Northern California”

    Prof. Damian Bacich of San Jose State University will present a Zoom lecture at 7 PM on March 18,”Native American Ranchos in Northern California.”

    Dr. Bacich is the founder of the California Frontier Project ( aimed at sharing resources for understanding of the cultural legacy of early California.

    The story of modern land ownership in California begins with Spanish and Mexican land grants to soldiers and settlers, which eventually developed into the original California ranchos. A little-known fact is that during the 19th century a small number of Native Americans also requested and received land grants to create their own ranchos. Dr. Bacich will discuss how native people obtained grants, and include stories of Indian ranchos in Northern California, including nearby Rancho Olompali which is now a California State Park.

    This free event is sponsored by Sonoma Petaluma Parks {SPParks}. To register, send an email by March 8th

    You will receive the Zoom link and password by return email on or before March 15th.

  • 28 Jan, 21
    "On A Mission", free lecture on Zoom by Janet Dowling Sands

    “On A Mission”, free lecture on Zoom by Janet Dowling Sands

  • 30 Nov, 20
    Covid-19 Closures

    Covid-19 Closures

    Most of the areas of the historic parks are now closed. The Barracks Gift Store is open Thursday through Monday. See the California State Parks Website for more information. Sonoma State Historic Park

  • 12 Dec, 20
    Author Carrie Gibson Zoom Lecture Presented by Sonoma Valley Historical Society

    Author Carrie Gibson Zoom Lecture Presented by Sonoma Valley Historical Society


  • 12 Nov, 20
    Annual General Meeting - ZOOM

    Annual General Meeting – ZOOM

  • 21 Mar, 20
    Nature Hike

    General Vallejo’s Home & Bio

    Exercise with Park Interpretive Specialist “Ranger Dave.” This slow-paced hike is just over one mile in length with minor elevation changes. Meet at the Vallejo Home parking lot at the end of 3rd Street West, sturdy shoes recommended. All ages, free of charge, no reservations, steady rain cancels.

  • 14 Mar, 20
    Campfire Program

    General Vallejo’s Home & Bio

    Venture out for warm fun and park information in the Sonoma Barracks Courtyard. Hear a short talk, sing campfire songs and roast a toasty marshmallow! All ages, free of charge, steady rain cancels.

  • 8 Mar, 20
    Exploring Seasonal Marshlands

    Grasslands / Open Space SSHP

    During the rainy season, the park’s open space transforms from dry, arid land, into natural marshlands. Look for the state park vehicle parked along the bike path near 3rd street west and the ballfields for this drop in program. Waterproof shoes recommended, steady rain cancels.

  • 5 Mar, 20
    Black Bears of Sonoma

    The Sonoma Barracks

    Meet the North Bay Bear Collaborative who studies these animals and provides data-driven advice for ways to make their lives, and ours, more harmonious in Sonoma Valley. Join us in the Sonoma Barracks audiovisual room for this interagency lecture of wildlife video footage and photographic collections. Admission is $5 for adults, and free for 17 and under. Proceeds benefit the collaborative.