For all the same reasons we love Bodega Bay and the Sonoma-Marin Coast now, it has been loved throughout history. We could spend hours detailing Bodega Bay’s colorful history. Wildlife, native tribes, early explorers, traders, and settlers from Mexico, Russia, Europe, and America all discovered wonderful weather, stunning natural beauty, and the rich bounty of food and resources from the land and the sea.

Rather than giving you a summary, we encourage you to explore the fantastic resources below and discover the amazing and wonderful history of Bodega Bay.

Archives, Museums and Historical Societies
Sonoma County
Rancho Bodega Historical Society
Sonoma County Historical Society
Sonoma County Historical and Cultural Resources
Sonoma County Library-Local History and Genealogy
Petaluma Historical Library and Museum
Western Sonoma County Historical Society
Russian River Historical Society
Miwok Archaeological Preserve of Marin

Marin County
Marin History0Museums/Landmarks
Tomales Regional History Center

Regional/State
Sonoma State University-North Bay Regional Information Center