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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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Great Family Day

Live in the area and always love to take the family to visit the State Historic Park. We love to... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
mztee831
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Hollister, California
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Across from Mission San Juan Bautista is the historic park with the same name. For a couple of... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
thibbs1955
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Santa Clarita, California
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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 19 March 2018

Live in the area and always love to take the family to visit the State Historic Park. We love to go when its open and they have the old bar open and the kids can order a root beer its awesome.

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Across from Mission San Juan Bautista is the historic park with the same name. For a couple of bucks you can take the self guided tour of the Palace hotel the museum the stables and the residence on the grounds. Very informative.

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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Very good historical recreation of the gold mining era. Shows how the locals lived and the history of that time in detail. Easily a four hour visit if you take your time, or rush round in an hour. Fascinating and well laid out

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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

I had no idea that this town existed so decided to go to a place I've never been. Great surprise! The town seems like an untouched 1950's town- a main Street with little shops many of them antique shops. The San Juan Bautista Mission and...More

Thank nanita30
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Wow! Met about 20 incredible volunteers that brought history alive today. This state park was wonderful to visit. What made it even better were the live demonstrations in the stables by a blacksmith , the plaza learning about life back during CA history , and...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

California was not always the land of milk and honey, it was a land that required hard work and dedication to succeed in order to make it here. This history is well represented here, with stories about early settlers, their hardships, and their successes. A...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

this state park if you want to refer as such borders san juan bautista mission. maybe it is the mission that makes this area a historical state park of really run down buildings that are poorly maintained. let me rember. a old hotel jail livery...More

Thank gbangs59
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

This area is a step back in history. The Mission itself is large with a garden, museum, cemetery, bell tower and gift shop. The park also has a hall, a hotel and stables with carriages. Next to the stables is a smaller park with a...More

Thank tinaNtravel
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

My wife and I and a friend went to visit the San Juan Bautista Mission. I didn't even realize until after we finished our visit there that there was so much more to see in the buildings of the state park. At first I was...More

Thank laborman1
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

This Sate Historic Park is rich with history and tradition beautifully preserved and presented. A visit here is a walk back to Spanish colonial days. The local residents here are so proud that the mission here has never ceased holding masses and ringing the bells....More

Thank merryheartmarie
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