Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park was the main residence of Rancho Petaluma, the huge agricultural empire of General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, one of the most powerful men in the Mexican province of California from 1834 to 1846. The park is at the east edge of Petaluma, off Highway 116 at 3325 Adobe Road. Phone 707-762-4871.
The lower exhibit areas of this historic adobe may be usable but will present some challenges for wheelchair users or others with mobility difficulties. Exhibits are housed in various adobe rooms with dirt floors that may be uneven and/or soft. Paths of travel within the site are also over dirt. Entry thresholds to various rooms may be up to two inches high. Security barriers are up to 41" high and may interfere with lines of sight for seated persons or those of short stature. Equipment displays in courtyard are generally surrounded by dirt that is firm in dry weather. An audio program and script are available. Restroom: A generally accessible chemical toilet is located at the nearby picnic area. Parking: Designated accessible parking is available, but it is about 750 feet from the lot to the exhibits. The path of travel is paved but presents occasional tread obstacles (roots) up to two inches high.