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About VallejoIn 1851 Gen. Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo (val-LEH-hoh) founded the settlement that bears his name where the Carquinez Straits meet the Napa River. The new town immediately gained prominence when it was designated the state capital on two separate occasions between 1851 and 1853.

Vallejo's Mare Island Naval Shipyard served as a vital defense installation; during World War I the destroyer USS Ward was built there in less than 18 days. Of particular interest is St. Peter's Chapel, which dates from 1901 and is believed to be the oldest military chapel in the country. Phone (707) 280-5742 for a tour reservation to view the chapel's 29 Tiffany windows.

San Francisco Bay Ferry provides service from the Vallejo Ferry Terminal at 289 Mare Island Way to the Ferry Building and then Pier 41 in San Francisco. Seasonal service is also available to and from San Francisco Giants baseball games at AT&T Park. For schedule information phone (877) 643-3779.

Visitor Centers Vallejo Convention & Visitors Bureau Vallejo Ferry Terminal 289 Mare Island Way, Suite A Vallejo, CA 94590. Phone:(707)642-3653 or (800)482-5535

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