Visit Sonora
City's History
Trails & Parks
Municipal Code
Forms & Apps
City Services
Loan Programs
Debris Pickup


  Business Services

Business Licenses

Micro Programs

Space Available

City Bids

City Council
Public Notices
Opera Hall
Community Links



Sonora "Queen of the Southern Mines


Settled in 1848, this "Gold Rush" community still holds onto its Historic Charm. With the areas largest Historic Downtown District, shopping is an enjoyable experience of strolling through unique and charming shops and restaurants nestled into buildings of the 1800's. Visitors are sure to find a one-of-a-kind souvenir to remember your stay here.

Along with Historic buildings the City is home to three museums. These museums give visitors an insight into the way of life in California's mining towns. The California State Park's of Columbia and Railtown 1897, just a short drive from Sonora, are also a must see to get the full "Mother lode" experience. The Historic Downtown is also home to the Central Sierra Arts Council and several art studios featuring the brilliant work of local artists. Being known as the regional center for arts and entertainment visitors can enjoy live theater and year-round events and festivals. Every season brings a natural beauty to Sonora. To enjoy this natural beauty, hike the newly developed Dragoon Gulch Trail. the Trail is an easy walk from City lodging and will allow visitors to experience the beautiful oak woodlands surrounding the City.

Visitors can also partake in the numerous winter and summer outdoor activities located just outside the City and in the nearby Stanislaus National Forest. These include skiing, hiking, boating, swimming and horseback riding. Beautifully located on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains there is something for everyone in Sonora making it the perfect destination for your next weekend get-away or family vacation.

For more Visitor's Information on the City of Sonora click on the links below

Tuolumne County Visitor's Bureau

Tuolumne County Chamber of Commerce

Historic Sonora Chamber of Commerce

My Mother Lode

Explorer Sonora Magazine

The Union Democrat


City of Sonora
Sheala Wilkinson,
Special Programs Coordinator

94 N. Washington St.
Sonora, CA 95370
Phone: (209) 532-7725
Fax: (209) 532-3511