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San Juan Bautista State Historic Park

Highway 156, 3 miles east of Highway 101, 2nd and Franklin Sts, San Juan Bautista, CA
+1 408-623-4881
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A closeup look at life in early California

California was not always the land of milk and honey, it was a land that required hard work and... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
DonaldYokum
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Ventura, California
old is not so great.

this state park if you want to refer as such borders san juan bautista mission. maybe it is the... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
gbangs59
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Cartago, Costa Rica
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Highway 156, 3 miles east of Highway 101, 2nd and Franklin Sts, San Juan Bautista, CA
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+1 408-623-4881
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

California was not always the land of milk and honey, it was a land that required hard work and dedication to succeed in order to make it here. This history is well represented here, with stories about early settlers, their hardships, and their successes. A...More

Thank DonaldYokum
Reviewed 11 August 2017

this state park if you want to refer as such borders san juan bautista mission. maybe it is the mission that makes this area a historical state park of really run down buildings that are poorly maintained. let me rember. a old hotel jail livery...More

Thank gbangs59
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This area is a step back in history. The Mission itself is large with a garden, museum, cemetery, bell tower and gift shop. The park also has a hall, a hotel and stables with carriages. Next to the stables is a smaller park with a...More

Thank tinaNtravel
Reviewed 28 July 2017

My wife and I and a friend went to visit the San Juan Bautista Mission. I didn't even realize until after we finished our visit there that there was so much more to see in the buildings of the state park. At first I was...More

Thank laborman1
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

This Sate Historic Park is rich with history and tradition beautifully preserved and presented. A visit here is a walk back to Spanish colonial days. The local residents here are so proud that the mission here has never ceased holding masses and ringing the bells....More

Thank merryheartmarie
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We really enjoyed our brief visit to the town and Mission. Very nice gardens and museum. We have made it a goal to see all 21 missions. I would say that this one is one of my favorites -- along the lines of La Purisima...More

Thank MichaelScott2013
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

OK was here for festival but stopped after visiting mission. Stables are very interesting carriages of all kinds to see. And buildings to view. Was a great idea to visit this gem after mission.

Thank Mary Ann M
Reviewed 13 May 2017

A large grass covered area separates the historic park from the Old Mission at San Juan Bautista. The park and mission are built on the San Adreas fault that shakes California from time to time. Park of the movie "Vertigo" was filmed here.

Thank Walker S
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The state historical park consist of buildings on the south and west sides of the plaza in San Juan Bautista. The San Juan Mission (not part of the park) is on the north side. Together they give a good view of life in California in...More

1  Thank David C
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The greeting we received from the ranger made us feel welcome to wander through the historic park at our leisure. The written descriptions were full of unique, fun facts clearly written to be informative and at the same time entertaining. Flowers were in bloom everywhere...More

Thank jagsigns
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