La Purisima State Historical Park, Lompoc

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Explore the cultural heritage of California at La Purisima State Historical Park. The park covers an area of 1220 sq km (470 sq mi) and represents what used to be the home of the Chumash people, as well as Spanish settlers. Hike around the park and discover original buildings from 1820s, or watch for livestock that lives there today. You can see the reconstruction of life from that period, with pottery and candle making, weaving, and blacksmithing on site. Before you visit Lompoc, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • Out of all the California missions this one is my favorite. It is the only working mission. So much history and they keep everything looking nice. Great for a picnic too or just a place to relax...  more »
  • Never heard of this place until this week. Such a historic place. We walked around on our own and looked at everything. Because of covid we missed out on demonstrations of pottery making, Candle...  more »
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  • Hands down best Mission I have ever been visited. We took the free guided tour in the afternoon and it was perfect the host was amazingly detailed in letting us know the culture and history of the place. We took a group of girl and truthfully I was a little worried they would be bored but all enjoyed it great place to visit! Highly recommended 🙌
  • The largest mission I've been to. It is definitely a small hike to get to everything on the self-guided map ($1), so a few hours should definitely be budgeted to explore it. An interesting and educational landmark of Californian/Spaniard/Mexican interests and history.
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