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.


Sonoma Petaluma Parks, Inc. (SPParks), in conjunction with Sonoma State Historic Park, hosted the 32nd Annual Victorian Christmas Crafts Workshop on Sunday, November 12th at Lachryma Montis (the General Vallejo Home). Read more.

New York Times Recommends Sonoma State Historic Park

The California Today section of the New York Times, Nov. 8, 2023 edition, suggests Where We're Travelling.... Sonoma State Historic Park.  Read more.

Tickets for Christmas in the Mission available 11/18/23

Tickets for the Christmas singalong in the Sonoma Mission, part of Holidays on the Northern Frontier event on December 9th, will be available Saturday, November 18th, 2023, from 10 AM to noon at the Mission. Suggested donation is $2.50 per ticket, limit 4 tickets per person.  Read more.

SPParks Members Annual General Meeting – Nov. 15, 2023

All Sonoma Petaluma Parks Association members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, in the Sonoma Barracks Audio/Visual Room. Not a member? Please join now by clicking the JOIN button above. Read more.

FANDANGO! Event returns to Petaluma Adobe

On Saturday, September 23, 2023, the Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park hosted a festive FANDANGO, featuring Baile de California. We are grateful to the many volunteers and staff who enabled this joyous celebration of dance.  Read more.


Many thanks to California State Parks for hosting a successful Nature and Community Event on a hot Saturday, August 12th, 2023. There were plenty of creative and educational activities for... Read more.

Docent Picnic August 20,2023

The Docent Organization annual potluck picnic will be Sunday, August 20, 2023, at Park Creek Village park, 4 pm – 7 pm. Contact Kit Foster to indicate whether you will... Read more.