Mission San Francisco Solano offers tours and regular visiting hours and occasionally hosts events. The Mission is operated by the Sonoma/Petaluma State Historic Parks Association and is dedicated to educating visitors.
Visitors can find museums in the former Mexican soldier barracks and the former padre's quarters. In the dining room of the padre's quarters, paintings of the Mission by artist Chris Jorgensen are on display.
The Mission was founded as a religious institution in the 1820s but was acquired by the state of California in the 1900s. The Mission's buildings were restored to their original forms so that they could better serve as historical exhibits.