Mission San Francisco Solano

114 East Spain Street, Sonoma, CA 95476. Located in a State Historic Park.
Tel: 707-938-1519


Twenty-first, and last, Alta California mission. Founded July 4, 1823 by Fr. José Altimíra. Named for St. Francis Solanus, missionary to the Indians of Peru. First church begun 1823, dedicated 1824. Replaced 1827 by larger church east of the padres’ quarters; razed 1838. Present chapel built 1840 as parish church for Sonoma. Secularized 1834; sold 1881; restored 1911-13. Purchased by William Randolph Hearst in 1926 and deeded to the State of California.

Landmark Status

California Historic Landmark #3

Directions to the Mission

From I-580 : I-580 west/US-101 north. Exit CA-37 towards Vallejo/Napa. Stay straight to CA-116 to Sonoma. The mission is located in the plaza in the center of the town of Sonoma. Map

Hours of Operation

 10a - 5p daily, closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Please call 707-938-1519 to confirm.

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