A Monument to the Bear Flag Revolt

Bear Flag Monument (also known as Raising of the Bear Flag) is a public artwork located at the Sonoma Plaza and listed as a California Historical Landmark. This bronze sculpture features a man standing on a 40-ton rock and holding a flag. The monument was dedicated on June 14, 1914.

The Bear Flag Revolt took place over 25 days in 1846, when a small group of townspeople rebelled against the Mexican government and proclaimed California an independent republic.

Sonoma Plaza
Sonoma, CA 95476

Map, Directions, Hours, Reviews and more


  • Bear Flag Monument - Sonoma Plaza
  • Bear Flag Monument - Sonoma Plaza