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.

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
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Festival

OK was here for festival but stopped after visiting mission. Stables are very interesting carriages... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
Mary Ann M
,
Santa Rosa, California
via mobile
Historic next to the Old Mission

A large grass covered area separates the historic park from the Old Mission at San Juan Bautista... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
Walker S
,
San Diego, California
Read all 77 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
Highway 156, 3 miles east of Highway 101, 2nd and Franklin Sts, San Juan Bautista, CA
CONTACT
Website
+1 408-623-4881
Write a ReviewReviews (77)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"california history"
in 12 reviews
"doner"
in 8 reviews
"historical buildings"
in 4 reviews
"early settlers"
in 3 reviews
"early california"
in 3 reviews
"blacksmith shop"
in 3 reviews
"interpretive signs"
in 2 reviews
"antique shops"
in 2 reviews
"school groups"
in 2 reviews
"nice shops"
in 2 reviews
"take your time"
in 3 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 2 reviews
"walk around"
in 2 reviews
"stables"
in 8 reviews
"mission"
in 42 reviews
"carriage"
in 10 reviews
"bruin"
in 7 reviews
Filter

11 - 20 of 73 reviews

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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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.

Thank VictoriaK2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 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...More

3  Thank Oceandweller7
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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...More

2  Thank Norma W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 October 2016

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

Thank mrboyo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PreviousNext
1234568
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all San Juan Bautista Hotels
Posada de San Juan
81 reviews
4.51 km away
Hacienda de Leal
82 reviews
5.21 km away
Hilton Garden Inn Gilroy
562 reviews
12.32 km away
Motel 6 Gilroy
96 reviews
12.40 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Jardines de San Juan
273 reviews
4.65 km away
Aromas Grill Restaurant
21 reviews
6.90 km away
San Juan Bakery & Grocery
51 reviews
4.47 km away
Vertigo Coffee
36 reviews
4.88 km away
Nearby Attractions
Mission San Juan Bautista
233 reviews
4.48 km away
Third Street
21 reviews
4.47 km away
Christmas Hill Park
30 reviews
13.07 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from San Juan Bautista State Historic Park staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit