Sonoma State Historic Park includes California’s 1823 Sonoma Mission, the Victorian home of Mexican General Mariano Vallejo, and a number of other historic structures with accessible features as described below. The park is mostly in the central square of Sonoma. Phone 707-938-9560 between 10 and 5 daily or 707-938-1519 during business hours.
The Sonoma City Bike Trail: An approximately 1/4 section of the Sonoma City Bike Trail is located within the park. This asphalt surfaced segment of trail is approximately 6 feet wide X ¼ mile in length. This trail segment is accessed from the La Casa Grande parking lot.
Numerous historic buildings are part of this downtown Sonoma Park. Historic doors and thresholds may require some assistance, but some structures are accessible as described below. An information kiosk is on an accessible path of travel on a city sidewalk on the square.
Parking: A parking lot on First Street East behind the Sonoma Barracks (follow the Parking signs in the central square) includes some designated accessible spaces.
Routes of travel over city streets and some dirt and gravel paths are usable.
Restroom: The unisex restrooms in the Casa Grande on East Spain street are generally accessible and currently the most accessible in the park.
Sonoma Mission: The chapel and reconstruction room are generally accessible, and the courtyard grounds are usable.
Barracks: The first floor includes exhibits, a video room and a store. They are generally accessible. Assistance is available to reach sales items. A captioned video tour is available for viewing.
Toscano Hotel. The front parlor exhibits are generally accessible and the side alcove exhibits are usable. Aisle and turn space is limited.
Definitions & Terms
Meets all or most of the current accessibility standards; most visitors with disabilities will not need assistance.
Meets many current codes and has few barriers, but some visitors with disabilities may need assistance.
Meets some current codes but has some barriers; many visitors with disabilities may require assistance.
Describes facilities that have been set aside and usually signed or “designated” accessible because they met accessibility codes when built. Such facilities may vary from newer suggested guidelines in specified ways, and improvements may be planned or ongoing. Minor variations from guidelines are not usually described. This term is often used for parking spaces that are reserved for visitors with disabilities even though there may be minor issues with slope, signage, or size.