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Vineyard and Winery (San Francisco Solano Mission Vineyard)

Sonoma City Historical Markers

Map of California State Historical Marker Locations in the City of Sonoma

Sonoma City Historical Markers

Sonoma Churches
Mission San Francisco Solano
On July 4, 1823, Padre José Altamira founded this northernmost of California's Franciscan missions, the only one established in California unde... [click for more]

Vineyard and Winery (San Francisco Solano Mission Vineyard)
Here the Franciscan Fathers of San Francisco Solano de Sonoma Mission produced sacramental wine from the first vineyard in Sonoma Valley, planted in 1... [click for more]

Sonoma Historic Homes & Houses
General M. G. Vallejo Home
The home of General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, known as 'Lachryma Montis' (Tears of the Mountain), was built in 1850. Its name was derived from the sp... [click for more]

Sonoma General Interest
Bear Flag Monument
On June 14, 1846, the Bear Flag Party raised the Bear Flag on this spot and declared California free from Mexican rule. Following the raising of the A... [click for more]

Blue Wing Inn
Erected by General M. G. Vallejo about 1840 to accommodate emigrants and other travelers, the Inn was purchased in gold rush days by Cooper and Sprigg... [click for more]

Buena Vista Winery and Vineyards
Founded in 1857, this is the birthplace of California wine. Its founder, Colonel Agoston Haraszthy, called the father of the state's wine industry, to... [click for more]

Jack London State Historic Park
This is the 'House of Happy Walls,' built in 1919 by Charmian K. London in memory of her husband, renowned author Jack London. Here are housed many of... [click for more]

Nash Adobe
This house was built by H. A. Green in 1847. Here John H. Nash was taken prisoner by Lieutenant William T. Sherman in July 1847 for refusing to relinq... [click for more]

Presidio Of Sonoma (Sonoma Barracks)
Sonoma Barracks was erected in 1836 by General M. G. Vallejo. It became the headquarters of the Bear Flag Party, which in June 1846 proclaimed a 'Cali... [click for more]

Salvador Vallejo Adobe
This was the home of Captain Salvador Vallejo, brother of General Mariano G. Vallejo, who founded Sonoma. The adobe was built by Indian labor between ... [click for more]

Site of Haraszthy Villa
Here Count Agoston Haraszthy, 'Father of California Viticulture,' built an imposing villa in 1857-58, as his home. California's first formal Vintage C... [click for more]

Swiss Hotel
The Swiss Hotel was constructed about 1850 by Don Salvador Vallejo. This adobe adjoined his first Sonoma dwelling, built in 1836. Occupied by various ... [click for more]

Temelec Hall
This structure was erected in 1858 by Captain Granville P. Swift, a member of the Bear Flag Party, using stone quarried here by native Indian labor. G... [click for more]

Union Hotel and Union Hall
The original hotel was a one-story adobe, the adjoining hall was a one-story frame structure. After the fire of 1866, a two-story stone hotel and a tw... [click for more]