NO. 3 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 under independent Mexico. In 1834, secularization orders were carried out by Military Commandant M. G. Vallejo, and Mission San Francisco Solano became a parish church serving the Pueblo and Sonoma Valley until it was sold in 1881.
Sonoma State Historic Park, NE corner of Spain at 1st St E, Sonoma
One $2 admission fee covers the following sites in the Sonoma State Historic Park: Mission San Francisco Solano de Sonoma, the Sonoma Barracks, the Toscano Hotel, Vallejo's Estate and Vallejo’s Petaluma Adobe.