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Dueling with Pistols

Dueling with Pistols

19 reviews
Meet in the historic downtown of Sonoma to engage in mock duels together. Once you arrive, we will go over the history and culture of dueling, and then you will be immersed as either a duelist, a second, or a doctor in this centuries-old tradition. You'll become a duelist by learning the dueling code, how to…
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Equipment, Drinks
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What's included

Pistols & Dueling Codes

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I've been a professional sword maker and fencing instructor my entire adult life. I teach fencing and dueling arts in private groups and public exhibitions, and have been written about in the San Francisco Chronicle and Bold Italic. I find the honor in dueling is an important cultural artifact and enjoy sharing it as part of my California heritage.

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Where you'll be

We'll meet at the Bear Flag Revolt monument in the north-east corner of the Sonoma square. The Bear Flag Revolt was a short rebellion of American settlers from the Mexican government. On June 14th, 1846 the rebels captured Sonoma and raised the flag of the Republic of California, featuring a Grizzly bear and red star. Less than a month later on July 9th, Commodore John D. Sloat replaced the bear flag to claim California for the United States.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 14 and up can attend.


This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Duelists were allowed umbrellas so we duel in rain or shine. No live firearms, replica pistols, or ammunition are present at this class; participants use toy dart guns.
Dueling with Pistols
19 reviews
$19 per person
19 reviews
$19 per person