Petaluma was incorporated as a City in 1858.  The City's rich history showcases innovation, culture, architecture, and agriculture throughout the centuries. Much of this history is still visible in Petaluma's historic buildings, agricultural connections and culture.  Even or Police and Fire Department celebrate over 150 years of service to the community.

Historic Places

Learn about and find historic places around the City.

History Overview

Learn about Petaluma's history from agriculture to business innovation.

Historic Preservation

There are important rules in place to protect and preserve Petaluma's Historic Resources.

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Police & Fire History

Petaluma's Police have proudly kept Petaluma safe since 1858.

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