Walk into Santa Rosa’s past and sightsee in yesterday.

You will discover what life was like during the early development of the city and the heyday of the train. A great rush of industrious Italians came to Santa Rosa to build new lives in a land of opportunity. See how they made it, where they worked and where they raised their families.

Tour guide Allen Thomas has compiled local lore and history from many sources including written histories and interviews from the actual residents and their families. A devotee to Santa Rosa’s past and present, Allen will weave stories of yesteryear and also share local spots for wine, cuisine and shopping.

Your tour will be educational, fun and entertaining. End the tour with an espresso or glass of wine.

Click the map pins to sample just a few of the many interesting locations on the Time Travelers Tour…


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Walking and Tour Details

Tours begin promptly at 7 p.m. Advance ticket purchase guarantees space (see Online Ticket Instructions above). Tours start here:

  • Santa Rosa Convention and Visitors Bureau
    #9 Fourth Street
    Santa Rosa, CA, 95401
    (across the street from Flying Goat Coffee)
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The walking tour is a moderate level tour that lasts about 1 hr 15 min. (approximately 1 ¼ miles). The terrain includes sidewalks but also uneven pavement, streets and goes over railroad track crossings. Appropriate walking shoes and jacket suggested.

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