Sonoma
Duncans Mills

This entire area was once part of the enormous Don Muniz Mexican Land Grant. In 1877 Alexander Duncan established a sawmill here and the town of Duncan's Mills was born. Lumber was sent down to the growing city of San Francisco.  The railroad arrived at about the same time and at its zenith the town boasted two hotels, a general store, a saloon, a meat market, blacksmith, livery stable and a notion shop. The worldwide depression of the early twentieth century forced the abandonment of the town, but fortunately in 1971 it began to be restored.

Today this small hamlet has an authentic Northwest Pacific Rail Depot and several original cars from the old line. A California State Park Ranger Station is located in one of the old railway buildings as is a California State Park Store with an excellent selection of books and maps about the area. There are several restaurants, a few gift stores, and a country store that is an excellent source for a picnic lunch.

Duncans Mills, California

Duncans Mills, CaliforniaDuncans Mills, California

Duncans Mills, California

Duncans Mills, California

Duncans Mills, California

Duncans Mills, California

Duncans Mills, California

Duncans Mills, California