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I worked at San Juan Bautista State Historic Park for a few months in 1976; then did not revisit... read more

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Capitola, California
Interesting Display of early California History

This is an interesting and educational historic sight which sits adjacent to Mission San Juan... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2018
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Highway 156, 3 miles east of Highway 101, 2nd and Franklin Sts, San Juan Bautista, CA
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Reviewed yesterday

I worked at San Juan Bautista State Historic Park for a few months in 1976; then did not revisit the town for about a decade. I live much closer now and go there a few times every year. It is always a joy to step...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

This is an interesting and educational historic sight which sits adjacent to Mission San Juan Bautista, a still active historic Roman Catholic church. There are displays of early buildings and descriptions of key historic figures from that area and how Spain and the Catholic Church...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

We spent about 2 hours going thru the historical buildings. It was a good experience. I highly recommend it for Family with teenagers or couples.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank claudia007-2017
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Lots to see in addition to the Mission. San Juan is definitely a destination off the beaten path. Great little town. Chicken Festival was fun and a great way to see the city in action! Great for a family looking for historical sites.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AJGarza
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Glad I paid the three dollars and went to the museums Looking forward to going back next month for Vertigo

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John K
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Very interesting history. Most interesting to me is the tie-in with the ill-fated Donner Party which traveled through Utah the year before the Mormon Pioneers arrived in 1847. The Breen Family, who survived that winter of 1846-47 at Donner Lake, parents and all seven children,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bob S
Reviewed July 20, 2018

Personally, I thought this place was boring. I was being nice to give an average score. If you really into history, you may enjoy walking through the old hotel. You only pay three dollars to get in. Be sure to hang on your ticket. When...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

The Park is located on the Mission Plaza right across from the Mission itself, and there are historic buildings all around that immediate area. Old hotels, carriage house museum with artifacts and some old carriages too. Picturesque and worth the visit if you are in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bart C
Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

This is a part of Mission San Juan Bautista. They have multiple historic buildings that you have access too walk around. There is a bar, hotel, blacksmith shop, stables & hall. All have been maintained well and the state park rangers are friendly and very...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank penahill
Reviewed March 19, 2018

Live in the area and always love to take the family to visit the State Historic Park. We love to go when its open and they have the old bar open and the kids can order a root beer its awesome.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank mztee831
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