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  • Groups of 12+

Sonoma History Scoop

California History Tour through Downtown Sonoma

Tour Details

Info  Quick Details:

  • 1-hour and 15 minutes
  • Daily at 10:30 AM, Call if less than 36 hours to be sure.
  • Learn about Sonoma’s Cowboys, Indians & Pirates…oh my!
  • See Museums and relevant landmarks
  • Hear fun stories from a knowledgable, local guide
  • Enjoy Sweet Scoops Ice Cream, its included.
  • Kids under seven are FREE, so this makes for a great family tour!
Adult Ages 13+
Person Ages 7 -12
Child Ages 6 & under

History with a Scoop of Ice Cream!

Track the fascinating life of Don Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo in a fast-paced, unforgettable 1+ hours that reveals how Sonoma and the players in the Wild West, helped turn what was Mexico into the state of California. Learn about the four Native American Indian tribes that occupied the land first and how their lives were forever changed. What was Sonoma’s role in regards to the gold rush and do we really have secret tunnels with an entire town below the plaza? What did women do in Sonoma back in the 1800’s? What about ghosts? This must-experience Wine-Country-history-tour includes inspiring visits to The Soldier’s Barracks, The Depot Museum, The Toscano Hotel, The Historic Sonoma Plaza and unexpected locations even locals don’t know.

We also offer high-end Napa Valley Tours that pair gourmet food with wine. Visit our Napa and Sonoma wine country tour page to locate our Sonoma Food and Wine Tour.


Want to be a group heroine with pats on the back? We make that happen on a regular basis. Our private history tours transform ordinary corporate-team building activities, family reunions, and parties into remarkable Sonoma adventures. Your group will think you are a genius because you booked with us. You pick the date and we will try to accommodate 😉 Just give us a call. (12 guest minimum or equivalent price). We also offer high-end Napa private tours for our other Northern California wine tours.

Where to Meet

Please meet at 543 1st Street East.

This is also the Sonoma Valley Visitor Bureau for fun souvenirs and friendly advice.