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La Purisima State Historical Park

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Address: 2295 Purisima Road, Lompoc, CA 93436
Phone Number: 805-733-3713
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Very good Mission museum and lots of trails to take a walk!

We decided to stop by the mission and we're glad we did. What a great mission/museum. The grounds are fantastic, they have miles of trails and we had a great afternoon here!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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English first
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We decided to stop by the mission and we're glad we did. What a great mission/museum. The grounds are fantastic, they have miles of trails and we had a great afternoon here!

Thank boomiebondi
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Sep 2007: Founded in 1787AD by Franciscan Padre Presidente Fermin Francisco Lasuen, Mision La Purisima Concepcion de Maria Santisima was the eleventh mission of the twenty-one Spanish Missions in California. By 1803AD, the Mission's Chumash population had increased to 1,436. In 1812AD, the mission was moved four miles east of the Lompoc pueblo to its present location after a... More 

2 Thank Cubmaster99
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to nearly all the missions in California. As an elementary school teacher in California, that was part of the curriculum. Since I have traveled all over the state of California, I made it a point to visit missions whenever possible. In my opinion, La Purism State Park is the best of all in terms of authenticity. It... More 

5 Thank galapagoer
Miami, Florida
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115 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Very well laid out museum and reconstructed mission. Well worth a stop in Lompoc. Easily spend a couple of hours here.

2 Thank scott s
Webster, Florida
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77 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The history of the Spanish missions in California has always fascinated me. I've visited many and while this one is not as beautiful as some of the others, this is the biggest, most intact that I've seen. This one is a state park so it's operated a little differently than the others. It's nice that the State of California restored... More 

2 Thank Laura L
San Diego, California
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62 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

This mission is a California State Park which offers a very detailed museum of artifacts and history of the mission. Very worthwhile and highly educational museum. Walking around the grounds gives one a sense of early lifestyles and living conditions in the mission; both religious, militarily and indigenous Chumash native indians.

2 Thank John D
Tracy, California
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

I love this Mission! Very well maintained. The living history days are fun. Beautiful gardens, a true glimpse of the past.

Thank MarceeBright
Henderson, Nevada
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197 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Stop in the visitor center to understand what you will be seeing before going to the mission. A self guided tour map is available for $1.00. The site is 1800 Acres with 25 miles of hiking trails, but the main mission and out buildings can be seen in a loop about 1/2 mile. The church and residence building give you... More 

Thank Clifford L
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111 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Although this Old Mission no longer has a Church with pews, and has been under the care of the State Park , this Mission gives more information about the lifestyle of the people living in this Mission. There is one building with the Old Mission Church & altar, the residences of the Franciscan Friars, a dining room, a living room,... More 

Thank PtLomafoodie
Rio de Janeiro
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This reconstructed Mission is now part of a State Park. The site is well kept and you pay just the parking fee ($10) to visit. Nice clean restrooms in the Visitor´s Center, where there is a small exhibition about the history of the place. The day we visited there were some volunteer men and women costumed as in the Spaniards... More 

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