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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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Best Mission in CA.

Great staff. Must visit during Mission Days. Docents dress in period clothes and demonstrate daily mission life.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Mark H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great staff. Must visit during Mission Days. Docents dress in period clothes and demonstrate daily mission life.

Thank Mark H
Fountain Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

As anyone who has traveled the mission trail in California can tell you not all Camino Real missions are in the same shape. The La Purisima Mission grounds are fairly intact with the layout very complete. Stumbled upon this site and spent several hours enjoying the mission grounds. Just wish we had brought a picnic

Thank Michael N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

awesome place to visit and learn the history of the Indian village of Algsacupi, which was founded in December 8, 1787

Thank lindamT5133MU
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Attention photographers of all levels - late morning shadowing is awesome here. Many high school seniors take their senior photos here because of the historical significance to the town and the cool lighting effects.

Thank Rebecca P
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

There's lots of space to run around and explore. Still learning about history but not in an uptight museum setting. Beautiful grounds and buildings.

Thank Jessica F
Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Stopped by on my way to Solvang. It was some special day, don't remember but they were reenacting mission life back in the 1800's. Making candles, shearing sheep, spinning wool, a blacksmith making nails, weaving a blanket, churning butter and making bread. All as it was done back in the "old mission days". They had tours of of the mission... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

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 

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Miami, Florida
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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

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