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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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Step back in time

While recovering from jet lag I was taken here. It was like stepping into a Cowboy movie. A... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2016
Debbie C
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Historical California Mission is a Great Place to Photograph

Take your time walking through the flowered grounds, inside mission buildings and church. Take... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2016
704Traveler
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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 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...More

1  Thank Debbie C
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...More

3  Thank 704Traveler
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,...More

Thank csarchibald
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 .

1  Thank danalathrop
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...More

1  Thank barbgal
Reviewed 17 May 2016

The historic park includes tours of several heritage buildings on the square facing the Mission including a settler's cabin, the old hotel, the stable, the little jail, and a couple of homes. I particularly enjoyed visiting the hotel, and the Breem house. Interpretive signs told...More

Thank Marigoldmunchkin
Reviewed 14 March 2016

What a fabulous park to take my son to for his fourth grade Mission Project. I thought it would be better to visit then just read the info off the internet. Now when he does his research it will have more meaning. It was wonderful...More

Thank Richard E
Reviewed 12 January 2016

The mission was closed for a private service during our visit, so we were only able to visit the mission arcade & gift shop, walk around the park and enjoy the view of the valley. San Juan Bautista is a fun and historic little town...More

Thank TravelingTrixieBelle
Reviewed 9 December 2015

We have visited the mission and seen the buildings at San Juan Historical Park several times. This time we went to see the Christmas tree that was set up in the park area. They labeled it Community Peace Tree - but to me, its a...More

Thank mini
Reviewed 26 September 2015

Not much here, but it was really cool to see a 'ghost town.' Town was very quiet when we went (a Tuesday) but the old Spanish colonial architecture had such a quaint feel Definitely worth a stop if you are in the area.

1  Thank D B
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