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General M.G. Vallejo Home

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Address: Spain Street, Third Street, Sonoma, CA
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+1 866-996-1090

Historic home built by General Vallejo in 1850.

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The grounds were splendid and the history was interesting. We enjoyed all the photos of the family and notes of their lives.

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Sparks, Nevada
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Sparks, Nevada
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43 reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

The grounds were splendid and the history was interesting. We enjoyed all the photos of the family and notes of their lives.

Thank marysaczarna
Southold, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

General Vallejo's house is located a few blocks from the Sonoma main square. It is part of the Mission and Sonoma Barracks historical sites and all three are included in the same admission fee ($3). There wasn't a lot to see there but what was there was interesting.

Thank EJW3
Martinez, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

I love trying to visualize how people lived "back then". Mariano Vallejo was important to this entire region and his house shows just how much wealth he accumulated, how he lived, how he farmed and what a visionary he was in certain ways. Thanks, M.G. for being one of the first wine producers in the area.

Thank merrittm
Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

It is elaborate but will give you a sense of the historical significance of Sonoma and it's contribution to the early days of California.

Thank MBtexasfoodie
San Marcos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is a beautiful home that is filled with historic items and in the entrance building, there are many great photos and artifacts. The park rangers were very informative and happy to answer questions. The admission to the Mission a few blocks away also covers the Vallejo Home.

Thank csarchibald
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

This is the second time I've been here. Love to see the way folks lived way way back in time. Lots of photos to show you how things were. You can tour the house and see into the rooms with some of the actual items from General Vallejo himself.

Thank Peter E
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
Reviewed 9 October 2016

very interesting historically as the home and family lived in it well before California became a state. Good historical info, clothing, etc.

Thank paul c
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I know most people don't come to Sonoma to see historical sites but this one is very well worth a short detour from the Plaza in downtown Sonoma. The house is very well preserved with period furnishings and artifacts from the Vallejo family who were so influential as early settlers in the region. Behind the house there is still the... More 

Thank bccrab
Vernon Hills, Illinois
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

Drove down after seeing mission to see home of General Vallejo. Very cool area and had cool turtle pool in back area. Grounds are beautiful

Thank pmazcomm
Aiken, South Carolina
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Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

The grounds are fabulous and the signage is good. The overall property is a 5 star experience. However, the state of CA needs to hurry up and get to repairing and restoring this gem or it could be very sad soon! I also wish you could go inside some of the other buildings. Worth the hike around the fields etc.


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