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Address: 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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Lovely Historic Area

There is much to see in this beautifully preserved site! You'll want to walk around and take in the lovely views and see the historic buildings. We arrived on a rainy day, so... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 November 2016
Anne G
Roseville, California
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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Nice with pretty views. The handicap accessibility is a little tough with curved walkways and other places unpaved. Parking is on side streets.

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

There is much to see in this beautifully preserved site! You'll want to walk around and take in the lovely views and see the historic buildings. We arrived on a rainy day, so we're planning to return for a much longer visit in better weather!

1 Thank Anne G
Larkspur, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This section is in the same courtyard as the mission so it is easy to access. The day I visited it was packed with school groups and looked like and awesome field trip. I enjoyed this whole town as well as this special section as it was like stepping into an old Western. The tour guide were busy with the... More 

1 Thank Oceandweller7
Gilroy, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The buildings have been preserved in much the original condition. The Adobes are well cared for, and the houses and buildings on the square have been restored to as much former glory as possible. And of course one of the best preserved missions in the state.

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Los Gatos, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Surprisingly comprehensive. The museum is well worthwhile for understanding what life was like in the 1800's and before.

Thank mrboyo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

While recovering from jet lag I was taken here. It was like stepping into a Cowboy movie. A beautiful little town with nice shops. The old hotel was where James Stewart stared in Vertigo. It was extremely hot here so a very light top may be useful if you are new to USA.

1 Thank Debbie C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Take your time walking through the flowered grounds, inside mission buildings and church. Take your camera; every spot is excellent for photographing. Go out the opposite side of the mission church to see the cemetery, and view the fields that are currently being farmed. Old meets new. Look for the old dated trough. Check ahead to inquire if there will... More 

1 Thank 704Traveler
San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

The Historic Park is filled with items that are reminiscent of the active era od the Mission. The Livery Stable is filled with Buggies and carriages of the days before cars. They are well preserved and nicely displayed. The signs provide a lot of information, so it is easy to do a self guided tour of the park.

Thank csarchibald
lathrop ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Fun, amazing incredible interesting there is plenty to see. The buildings and beautiful gardens are lovely. Families can enjoy the beauty and history .

Thank danalathrop
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

There is just no place else that has such a gorgeous setting. Then, the well-preserved and well-furnished historic buildings give you an enchanting sense that you have gone back to the 1840s. One building houses the most complete collection of wagons, carriages, and other horse-drawn vehicles than I have seen anywhere else. However, docents are few and far between, so... More 

1 Thank barbgal

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