Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park, Petaluma

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web
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  • This adobe fortress is an interesting place to absorb the history of Petaluma, Sonoma, and California. The self-guided tour lets one take the time you want/need to see the exhibits. Well worth the sma...  read more »
  • I actually went to see a performance of Romeo and Juliet at Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park. It was the first time I had been to the park, even though I've lived in Petaluma nearly twenty years. I ...  read more »
  • I had driven by this park a hundred times on the way to Green String Farm, and finally I went there, persuaded by a friend. It was a Sunday but there was a ranger on duty who collected the $3 fee (goo...  read more »
  • A review of an historic state park is tough, what are the main points to consider? Is it worth stopping in considering the significance of the site? How accessible are the artifacts and how authentic is the historical landmark. These are but a few of the items on my list. Considering the aforementioned, this location gets a "it's okay" three star rating. I found the reconstruction of the elements a bit out of context and inaccurate. I do think the pioneer ranches are very significant in shaping California, and I found this site worth stopping by to visit, but I didn't find the historical documentation very informative. Instead, the park posts quotes from the actual inhaplbitants of the site. While these are relevant, I believe they are supporting details that would accompany better documentary literature that described each room and historical reference. As an aside, I found the park staff at this location too awkwardly aggressive in their collection of fees. The attendant on site was so persistent in her need to collect the $3 I witnessed four visitors turn around and leave.
  • A phenomenal experience. We arrived on a weekday and the place was desolate (except the park ranger) so we go to run around and really explore. You are greeted by a wall of cactus! and then, around the corner, the adobe comes into view. A really neat site and it is definitely worth taking a trip to see it.
  • One of the best preserved adobe buildings in the state. We were there for a We Players event, which was incredibly fun.
  • Agressive receptionist, never said hello. Right as I entered she demanded money.
  • An interesting historic site. This was General Vallejo's ranch headquarters. Well maintained.
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