La Purisima State Historical Park

La Purisima State Historical Park, Lompoc: Hours, Address, La Purisima State Historical Park Reviews: 4.5/5

La Purisima State Historical Park

La Purisima State Historical Park
4.5
Historic Sites • Missions
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Lois T
39 contributions
Very interesting history
May 2021 • Friends
Never heard of this place until this week. Such a historic place. We walked around on our own and looked at everything. Because of covid we missed out on demonstrations of pottery making, Candle making etc. None of that was going on. There was no staff walking around at all. So we could not asked questions until at the end at visitor center which was not open when we started our tour. I enjoyed it.
Written May 27, 2021
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wendystevi
Phoenix, AZ238 contributions
Great Find
Mar 2021
Came to see the mission but due to Covid only the grounds were open. Had a great time. My granddaughter even got to help feed the chickens. We enjoyed this stop on our road trip
Written April 9, 2021
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ItchyFeet
Camarillo, CA7,280 contributions
Great 1/2 day of CA history
Apr 2021 • Couples
We have been to many of the California missions and this is one of the bigger and nicer ones. The grounds are very large and we spent about three hours walking around seeing the different buildings and grounds. Many details of daily life in each of the buildings and rooms.

There are great reading placards at every turn which gives you the great history of both this particular mission and the California missions.

We stopped by here almost by accident because we were driving by and we’re glad that we did. It’s a great place to walk around and see history of California and it’s missions.

There is a $6 park fee, bathrooms in multiple locations, a gift store and a visitor center. You could easily spend 1/2 day or more exploring the area if interested in this type of history.
Written April 3, 2021
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masstester
Tullahoma, TN125 contributions
Very informative historical site and visitor center
Oct 2020
Well worth the time to spend looking around, walking the full loop, and reading the displays in the Visitor Center. I went on a Sunday afternoon and crowd was low.
Written November 1, 2020
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JimmyJackk
San Marcos, CA4,992 contributions
Worth a look
Sep 2020 • Couples
Stopped here in our way back from Pismo Beach. Walked dogs around and had pleasant visit. Small parking fee required.
Written September 9, 2020
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NFA05
Los Angeles, CA139 contributions
A must!
Aug 2020 • Couples
After staying in Lompoc we were on our way to Solvang, we almost don't stop by to visit this mission but I'm glad we did! This is one of the most complete mission we have visited, unfortunately due to the pandemic some areas were close but we still enjoy our visit. If you want to do some hiking this is a good option too. Nice place to visit!
Written August 24, 2020
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Gardengel-IoW
Crawley, UK565 contributions
Is this the same place
Feb 2020
that everyone else is talking about? yes it is I have double checked.
This was the worst Mission we visited and we have visited 15/21 these last three weeks so think I can give that opinion.
It may well be one of the largest sites but that doesn't mean the best.
First of all it is very out of the way so a special trip is required. Second with no one being at the kiosk when we entered we went to the vistior centre to be greeted by a very surley woman, with no hello, just have you paid in the car park, no, you need to pay in the carpark. Ok. So what is the point of her being there then as that was the end of our communication.
The site is well marked but the rooms on display were in a bad state and full of dust. From the other sites we have seen these rooms are set as if the people have just left the room for a bit. Here they have left plates with an inch of dust on. ok slight exageration but more than a couple of weeks worth.
The brand spanking new visitor centre belies what is on show and that is a shame.
Also having built said centre it would have been good if it encompassed a small cafe of some sort, given how far away it is from anything.
If you are plannng on visiting any missions in the area give this one a miss and choose any of the others
Written February 27, 2020
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akanui3
Lompoc, CA140 contributions
Complete Queen of Missions
Oct 2019
A step back in time to the age of Zorro. A fine example of daily life, daily work and it's hardships. Includes all the elements required candle making, farming, dying etc. Nice walking trail used often.
Written February 12, 2020
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FaaabiCruz
Curitiba, PR109 contributions
A walk on the past
Jan 2020 • Family
This place feels like you got in a time machine and you went back in time to see what happened. We went on a Monday and the visitor center is closed, which means there is no guided visit. However, we spent lore time here than planned because the place is simply too beautiful to see, there is so much history and details in every corner that it becomes impossible to rush. We had a eight-year-old kid with us, who loved to walk around and see everything he could!
Written January 17, 2020
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chris k
Palm Springs, CA68 contributions
ONE OF MY FAVORITE MISSIONS
Dec 2019
Unlike many of the restored California Missions which sit in touristy city centers, La Pursima Concepcion is in a lovely, oak-filled rural valley outside Lompoc, reminiscent of the early days of California when the missions were founded. I had fond memories of this place as a kid -- the size of the grounds and the rustic quality of the restoration work made it different from most of the other missions. Happily, it has kept that sense of authenticity. The self-guided mission tour is both substantial and informative; the old mission grounds have animals and fields just like one would have encountered two centuries ago, along with shady courtyards and fountains to sit and relax. There are some lovely trails through the mission's "backlot," and dogs are welcome so long as they are kept on a leash. All in all, one of the most interesting and educational of the Missions, and well worth the $6 for parking.
Written December 16, 2019
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La Purisima State Historical Park is open:
  • Mon - Mon 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM