We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

La Purisima State Historical Park

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 2295 Purisima Road, Lompoc, CA 93436-9647
Phone Number:
+1 805-733-3713
Website
Today
10:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 268 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 200
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
One of the most interesting of all of the Missions

Check out the grounds and the interpretive exhibits. Well worth a couple of hours to gain a little history of Californial

Reviewed 24 March 2016
Ron Y
,
Corona del Mar, California
Add Photo Write a Review

268 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 261: English reviews
Corona del Mar, California
Level Contributor
217 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Check out the grounds and the interpretive exhibits. Well worth a couple of hours to gain a little history of Californial

Helpful?
Thank Ron Y
Fort Frances, Canada
Level Contributor
38 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

A must visit for anyone visiting California, who want to see past the superficial film industry facade and develop an understanding of this land pre-colonial contact.

Helpful?
Thank TerriD282
Bronxville, New York
Level Contributor
115 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Eighth mission I've visited in California, and like San Juan Capistrano, this is really a historical park (and no longer a working church), not as elaborate as Capistrano but more rudimentary. There is a dedicated staff of re-enactors who make all kinds of presentations about life in the mission. On the day we visited a thousand 4th graders were there... More 

Helpful?
Thank WestSideKid
Level Contributor
16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

This place is wonderful...I would for sure spend more time here if you can. There are hiking trails to take, animals to see, and buildings to explore. The path is dirt and some of the buildings entry ways are not very big. So its not the best for wheelchairs, but its possible. I actually lived in this area for a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jesscali89
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
467 reviews
285 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

What a great setting - historically restored original California Mission with miles of hiking trail surrounding. Many people appear to park down the street to avoid the $6 charge for parking, but if you do pay to park you enter right at the Visitor's Center. The docent was kind enough to waive the no dog rule and let me carry... More 

Helpful?
Thank Leigth M
Las Vegas, Nevada
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016

There's much history in this mission. This mission is non active but open to public and travelers like me. Featured on Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures as one of the most haunted mission. I saw it on TV and now I was there, that's cool. Take some pictures and there are some guides to tell you some history of this mission.

Helpful?
Thank JYY702
Lompoc, California
Level Contributor
11 reviews
Reviewed 11 February 2016

This Mission has been restored and its surrounding areas are beautiful. Lots of walking trails for everyday exercise. Docents that assist you in your visit. Park Rangers are on the premise. Some wildlife is on the mission property. Bobcat, red fox, many species of birds, rabbits and deer frequent the surround properties. You can spend a day at the Mission.

Helpful?
Thank Sajoranoll
Level Contributor
30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Great staff. Must visit during Mission Days. Docents dress in period clothes and demonstrate daily mission life.

Helpful?
Thank Mark H
Fountain Valley, California
Level Contributor
115 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016

As anyone who has traveled the mission trail in California can tell you not all Camino Real missions are in the same shape. The La Purisima Mission grounds are fairly intact with the layout very complete. Stumbled upon this site and spent several hours enjoying the mission grounds. Just wish we had brought a picnic

Helpful?
1 Thank Michael N
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 31 December 2015

awesome place to visit and learn the history of the Indian village of Algsacupi, which was founded in December 8, 1787

Helpful?
Thank lindamT5133MU

Travellers who viewed La Purisima State Historical Park also viewed

 

Been to La Purisima State Historical Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of La Purisima State Historical Park and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Corona, California
Corona, California

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from La Purisima State Historical Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?