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“Mission San Antonio de Padua not on Camp Roberts”

Mission San Antonio de Padua
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Jolon
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Someone posted about their experience visiting Mission San Antonio, saying it is on Camp Roberts. It is not on Camp Roberts. It is actually on Fort Hunter Liggett, which is run by the Army Reserve. Anyone visiting any military installation should be prepared to show ID and abide by the rules. They have now re-vamped the entrance to Hunter Liggett so that tourist may now bypass the main gate and go straight to the Mission without entering the fort. The Mission is well worth visiting for a glimpse of old California. Once a year they have a great fiesta too.

Thank Gaz1941
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

On the way to SLO, rather than the direct route down 101, I decided to detour to check out this mission. It added about a half hour to travel time but it was well worth it. Very helpful lady at the gift shop explained the history of the place and about its role in the town today - it's the local church for about 35 families in Jolon and the region. The museum is small but it does a good job explaining the role of the missions in early California history, The church is nicely restored - not as elaborate as some of the other mission chapels, you can tell its members care about it. Best part for me was the courtyard garden - lots of lovely flowers and fruit trees. County Road G14 takes you back to 101 without much backtracking. Nice change from the ordinary trip down 101. from King City to Paso Robles. The only "minus" would be the porta-potties. There were real restrooms in the past but they have since been closed and replaced by portable toilets.

Thank Jeff H
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

This was one of our favorite missions during a mission trip. It is located on the grounds of the Fort Hunter Liggett army base. You don't need to go through security to see the mission. It has been beautifully restored and is an active mission. The mission was founded in 1771 by Padre Junipero Serra, the third of his missions. At one point, the acreage belonged to William Randolph Hearst and in 1929 he built a ranch including the Milpitas Ranch House. In 1939 the United States Army acquired the surrounding area from Randolph Hearst to establish the Hunter-Liggett Military Reservation where troops were trained during the second World War. The ranch house has been converted by the army to a hotel for civilians and is called The Hacienda. We stayed in one of the Tower rooms. The room was very large (see pictures) and included a small table and refrigerator. The grounds were beautiful. You do have to go through a security checkpoint to get to the property. Rooms range between $50-90, and suites range from $90-150 per night.

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Reviewed July 1, 2013

It's worth going out of your way to find this mission. It's surrounded by a military base, which was interesting. Once you get there it's a great example of what the missions must have really been like, when they were the only things around. It has a nice little museum and gift shop. They also do retreats and allow children to come. When my daughter is in the 4th grade we will most likely return to stay there. What a great adventure to stay at the mission you are learning about.

Thank ElizabethO_10
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

It is possible to be in the middle of no where and still love it. What a beautiful mission. The grounds just radiate history, peace and reflection. What a great mission to visit and get a real feel for mission living. We actually spent the night at the mission and had the whole mission to ourselves...well actually 1 other couple were staying also but we only saw them right before we went to bed. Talk about quiet, not even a cricket to make noise during the night. It was quite the experience to walk the grounds anytime we liked and to be the only ones there. The chapel had a different feel to it in the late evening. Very peaceful and beautiful. Well maintained and the ladies that run the mission are GREAT. A must do for those die hard mission fans. The best part is that we can actually say we spent the night at a California Mission....
how many people can say that?? If you do spend the night make sure to bring in food and have enough gas in the car for a long trip down the road.....other then that pure bliss!

Thank michellemacri
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