La Purísima Mission State Historic Park

2295 Purisima Rd.
Lompoc, CA 93436- Map It
Phone: (805) 733-3713

AAA Editor Notes

La Purísima Mission State Historic Park is at 2295 Purísima Rd. The first mission, founded in 1787, was destroyed by an earthquake in 1812. Chumash Indians, directed by Franciscan priests, rebuilt the mission 1813-22 a few miles from the first site. One of the most complete mission restorations, the park includes 10 buildings and a water system consisting of a historic aqueduct. Rooms are furnished as they would have been in the 1820s. A visitor center features exhibits detailing the mission's history. The grounds comprise more than 1,900 acres and have 25 miles of hiking and riding trails. Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted.
$6 (per private vehicle); $5 (per private vehicle ages 63+). Self-guiding tour map $1.
Hours: Daily 9-5. Visitor center Tues.-Sun. 10-4, Mon. 11-3, July-Aug.; Tues.-Sun. 10-4, Mon. holiday 11-3, rest of year. Visitor center hours based on staff availability. Guided tours lasting 60 to 90 minutes are given Wed.-Sun. and Mon. holiday at 1, Sept.-June. Tours are not available during special events. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas.