History Buffs

You don’t have to look further than the iron-front architecture that lines Petaluma Boulevard to know that Petaluma is steeped in early California history. Go at your own pace and enjoy a self-guided walking tour of the well-preserved Victorian homes or historic downtown.

Events

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31st Annual Spring Antique Faire - 8:00 am

Over 160 dealers from across the US and beyond. You’ll find antique wares that range from flat out oddities to ephemera, jewelry, kitchen wares, linens, furniture, books, home décor, clothing, accessories, rugs and even fossils! Whether you’re looking to make a grand investment or up-cycle some shabby chic decor, there is something for everyone’s budget.

Sunday, April 30 2017 Add to My Itinerary 
Petaluma Library May Book Sale - 10:00 am

Children's Sale Days:  Fri., May 12, 10am-5pm & Sat., May 13, 10am-3pm, half price all day; General Sale Days: Wed., May 17, 4- 8pm; Thurs. & Fri., May 18 & 19, l0am–5pm Sat., May 20, 10am-1:50pm; 2-4pm Bag sale ($2.00 per bag). New Books added daily thru Friday. Also Special Better Books-Wed. thru Sat.

Friday, May 12 2017 Add to My Itinerary 
Petaluma River Cruise with Dolphin Charter - 9:00 am

A three hour narrated history and natural history cruise on the scenic Petaluma River. The boat leaves from the Turning Basin, journeys downriver and returns. Portion of proceeds go to The Friends of the Petaluma River. 2 tours each day.: 9am-Noon & 1-4pm; $40.

Saturday, May 13 2017 Add to My Itinerary 
Living History Day at the Petaluma Adobe - 10:00 am

History comes alive as volunteers recreate life in 1840s Mexican-era California. Meet the vaqueros, traders, cooks, craftsmen and women, and others who lived in Old California. Have fun learning basket weaving, dances from the Rancho, and playing games. Bring a picnic and watch history come alive. $3 for adults 17 & older; $2 for kids 6 to 17; free for kids 5 & under. 10am to 4pm

Saturday, May 13 2017 Add to My Itinerary 
Salute to American Graffiti - 10:00 am to 8:00 am

Petaluma’s Salute to American Graffiti is an annual celebration of American Graffiti, classic American cars, cruising the “main drag”, rock ‘n roll music and the “happy days” of the ‘50s and early ‘60s. Produced by Cruisin’ The Boulevard, Inc., an all-volunteer, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit California Public Benefit Corporation, Salute proceeds benefit our own community projects; schools; and other community programs that focus on the arts, history, safety and welfare of Petaluma. See website for full list of events & activities.

Friday, May 19 2017 Add to My Itinerary 
3rd Annual Down Home Day - 10:00 am

Family fun - Something for everyone! Live music in the amphitheater; Libations; Photo contests; Good food & yummy treats; Pet parade & diaper derby; Great contests & grand drawing; Games & challenges; Self-guided tour, walk through The Portal of Time; Bring the dog, the kids, grandparents, too! Free. 10am-4pm

Sunday, May 21 2017 Add to My Itinerary 
McEvoy Ranch Tour - 9:30 am

Experience the natural beauty of McEvoy Ranch. Explore the olive groves and vineyards in their abundance...get swept up in the stories of the pioneering McEvoy family. Take a walk through our olive mill and savor a taste of our Northern California gold. After your tour, stay and shop in our charming retail space and relax over a flight of our current wines—we'll be pouring tastes for $15. Club members enjoy their discount on all tour tickets and purchases in our shop and receive up to four complimentary wine tastings. 9:30-11:30am. See website for reservations.

Saturday, May 27 2017 Add to My Itinerary 
"Portraits of Petaluma Pioneers" Exhibit - 10:00 am

Works by early Petaluma photographers and much more. Opening Reception on June 10th. See website for details. On display June 10 through Sept. 25. Companion exhibit at the Petaluma Arts Center: "The Face of Petaluma: Portraits of our Town"

Saturday, June 10 2017 Add to My Itinerary 
"The Face of Petaluma: Portraits of our Town" exhibit - 11:00 am

Five photographers showing photographic works of people who live in our historic town. Four pop-up portrait days, free to public, will enhance the exhibition. Opening Reception on June 10th at 5pm. Companion Exhibition: "Portraits of Petaluma Pioneers" at the Petaluma Historical Library & Museum (20 4th St,), June 10-Sept. 25.

Tuesday, June 13 2017 Add to My Itinerary 

Dining

Meals Served Price Point Bar Seats Description Pets My Itinerary
Washoe House Lunch, Dinner $$$ Full 100 Mon - Thu: 11:00 am-10:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 11:00 am-11:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am-10:00 pm
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Mc Near's Saloon & Dining House Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner $$ Full 240 Mon - Sat: 11:00 am-11:00 pm
Sun: 9:00 am-10:00 pm
http://www.mcnears.com/
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Petaluma Food Tours Mon - Wed: Closed
Thu - Sun: 11:30 am-2:30 pm
http://www.petalumafoodtours.com
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Attractions

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Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park
Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park
3325 Adobe Rd.
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Petaluma Food Tours
Petaluma Food Tours
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Yankee Girl Antiques
Yankee Girl Antiques
127 Kentucky Street
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Military Antiques & Museum
Military Antiques & Museum
300 Petaluma Blvd. N.
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Petaluma Historical Library & Museum
Petaluma Historical Library & Museum
20 Fourth St
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Petaluma Trolley & Living History Museum
Petaluma Trolley & Living History Museum
110 Baylis Street
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Griffin Map Design
Griffin Map Design
122 American Alley
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The Find
The Find
322 Western Ave.
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Artful Arrangements Homestead Gardens
Artful Arrangements Homestead Gardens
205 Orchard Lane
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