Create history with the young people in your life at Sonoma’s Mission San Francisco Solano. California State Parks, in cooperation with Sonoma Petaluma Parks, Inc., announces Children’s Day at Sonoma State Historic Park on Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. This is a free event with paid admission and takes place rain or shine.
Try your hand at these historic jobs necessary for the mission to function in the 1830’s: spin and card wool, weave a basket, and hand dip candles. Brand a piece of leather with Mission Solano’s cattle brand and try to rope our “steer”. Personalize your own leather keepsake with a variety of tooling designs. Stroll by the cook station to enjoy cornbread baked in our traditional horno or oven and make fresh butter in the churn.
Emily Walski, Guide I, describes the event, “This is a day to escape from 21st century technology and experience what skills were part of life almost two hundred years ago in Sonoma.” Park volunteers and staff demonstrate and assist with these unique activities and crafts which are free with paid admission.
Mission San Francisco Solano is located at 114 East Spain Street in Sonoma, California 95476. Park admission fees are $3.00 per adult, $2.00 per child (age 6-17), and children under age five are free. Admission entitles entry into Sonoma State Historic Park which includes Mission San Francisco Solano, Sonoma Barracks, Toscano Hotel, Vallejo Home in Sonoma, and the Petaluma Adobe. Park hours are from 10 am to 5 pm.