I arrived right at opening time at 10:00 am and had the place to myself. There is a $3 fee. Start at the small but interesting museum that contains artifacts and historical information from Gen. Vallejo and his family. The house tour is self-guided. There are two levels on the main house. The kitchen and a guest house are out back. Vallejo was an interesting man who not only survived the Mexican War and incarceration but prospered afterward once the Americans took over. He lived the last 35 years of his life in this house. He had a large family. The house was built in Boston and assembled here. Despite being wood frame, it has survived in good condition since the mid 1850's. You cannot enter the rooms but instead must view them through a barrier. Most of the furniture is original. Be sure to check out the fish pond out back - lots of turtles in the murky water. This site was chosen because there is a spring that supplies water here year round. You can combine your visit with the mission in town and the barracks across the street from the mission for the same $3, so keep your ticket! It's a great deal.
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