Children’s Day at the Barracks – Lots of Fun, Rain or Shine

This year’s Children’s Day at the Barracks, on Saturday, May 4th, was not swayed by Mother Nature’s May surprise – Rain. No problem for the flexible Sonoma State Historic Park... Read more.

Sheep Shearing Day Fun for All (except maybe the sheep)

A sunny day brought families with eager children to the Petaluma Adobe for our annual Sheep Shearing event. A veteran sheep shearer from Flat Broke Farm, a farm animal rescue... Read more.

Butter & Egg Parade Rocks Petaluma

Thanks to the leadership of SPParks President Anne Cox and her volunteer helpers, General Vallejo’s Rancho rocked the Petaluma Butter & Egg Days parade with steers, sheep, horses, veggies and adobe bricks, all creatively made with recycled, sustainable materials. Read more.

Sonoma State Historic Park Launches Mission Minecraft Project

Sonoma SHP announced the completion and launch of a free educational Minecraft server, providing an opportunity for kids of all ages to take a virtual tour of the San Francisco Solano Mission. For those who are unfamiliar, the Minecraft video game is akin to a digital set of Legos, allowing you to unleash your imagination. Read more.

Docent Organization Quarterly Meeting June 8, 2024

The next Docent Quarterly Meeting is Saturday, June 8, 2024 in the Barracks A/V room, 10:00 am – noon. Read more.

Butter & Egg Days Parade Needs Volunteers

Petaluma Adobe SHP staff and SPParks are joining together to participate in the Butter & Egg Days Parade in downtown Petaluma on Saturday, April 20th. The theme is Greener Pastures... Read more.


Volunteers are needed to assist customers with merchandise selection and purchase in the Barracks Gift Store. If you can come in for a morning or afternoon on a regular basis... Read more.

Petaluma Ghost Walks Bring History to Life

If you want to enjoy an illuminating walking tour through Petaluma history, join State Historic Parks Docent Jerry Pozo and other Petalumans of Yesteryear on a winter Ghost Tour. Tickets may be purchased through the Petaluma Museum Association. Read more.

Mission Fountain Flows Again!

Thank you to SPParks, Sonoma State Historic Park Staff and in particular, Jim Danaher, for repairing our Mission San Francisco Solano fountain. To see the fountain in full flow mode, Read more.


Once again, a very festive holiday celebration was enjoyed by hundreds of visitors to the Sonoma State Historic Park on December 9, 2023. The Barracks hosted children’s craft tables and refreshments, as well as a special appearance by Santa Claus. The Toscano Hotel rocked the Pickle Creek String Band, the Blue Wing Inn glowed in its once-a-year cameo, and the Mission hosted three sessions of sing-along holiday carols. Read more.