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La Purisima Mission State Historic Park

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2295 Purisima Road
Lompoc, CA 93436 United States
(805) 733-3713 www.lapurisimamission.org

The La Purisima Mission is one of the oldest and most completely restored missions in California. The 2,000 acre park is home to a Visitor Center and Exhibit Hall, and livestock and 25 miles of hiking trails. The park is open seven days a week from 9 am to 5 pm, closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Days.

La Purisima Mission State Historic Park

La Purisima Mission State Historic Park

Wednesday through Sunday, enjoy a FREE guided tours of the mission beginning at 1pm and last approximately 90 minutes. For more information, visit our detailed information for the La Purisima Mission State Historic Park.

December 2018

Las Posadas at La Purisima Mission

December 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join costumed docents as they lead the Las Posadas procession though the mission grounds with songs in Spanish and English. The tradition dates back over 400 years in Mexico and reenacts the biblical journey of Mary and Joseph seeking shelter in Bethlehem.

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March 2019

La Purisima Mission Weaving

Traditional Mission Life Day

March 16, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Experience early mission life back in the 1820s with costumed docents. Tour the grounds, and see demonstrations that may include tortilla making, candle making, spinning and weaving, carpentry, pottery and blacksmithing. Fun for the whole family. EVENT INFO MORE ON THE MISSION PLAN YOUR VISIT TO LOMPOC

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Mountain Men Encampment at La Purisima Mission

March 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Buckskin clad members of the American Mountain Men share mountain men history and skills. Cooking, hide preparation and tanning, leather working, rope making, and blacksmithing are among the skills that visitors may experience. Equipment will be on display and tall tales will surround the campfire. MORE ON THE MISSION PLAN YOUR VISIT TO LOMPOC

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April 2019

Natural History Day at La Purisima Mission

April 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Celebrate spring, and explore the colorful nature surrounding La Purisima Mission State Historic Park. Learn about the Park’s wildlife of the area in the Mammal and Bird exhibit, explore the chaparral in bloom on a guided nature hike, and check out the Scales and Tales Reptile Encounter. For all ages! MORE ON THE MISSION PLAN YOUR VISIT TO LOMPOC

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May 2019

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Sheep Shear Mission Life Day

May 4, 2019 @ 11:00 am

Watch the Mission sheep get their annual shear and learn about wool production during mission times with engaging activities for the entire family. MORE ON THE MISSION VIEW MISSION EVENTS

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July 2019

La Purisima Mission State Park - Mission Days

Children’s Mission Life Event

July 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

July 20 Unplug your gadgets, and bring your kids to experience Mission life the old-fashioned way with special hands-on, kid-friendly activities for all ages. MORE ON LA PURISIMA MISSION MORE MISSION EVENTS

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August 2019

Mountain Men Encampment at La Purisima Mission

August 23, 2019 - August 24, 2019

Buckskin clad members of the American Mountain Men share mountain men history and skills. Cooking, hide preparation and tanning, leather working, rope making, and blacksmithing are among the skills that visitors may experience. Equipment will be on display and tall tales will surround the campfire. 10 am to 4 pm at La Purisima Mission. MORE ON THE MISSION PLAN YOUR VISIT TO LOMPOC

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Village Days at La Purisima Mission

August 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Tule Village comes to life at La Purisima Mission State Historic Park as visitors experience the blending of traditional Chumash and Colonial Spanish life ways. Demonstrators help visitors learn a variety of skills such as grinding acorns, basket weaving, building a tule house, making soapstone beads or tule dolls, and playing Chumash games. MORE ON LA PURISIMA MISSION PLAN YOUR VISIT TO LOMPOC

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September 2019

Harvest Mission Life Day

September 14, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Come stomp grapes and thresh wheat at the end-of-the-season harvest, and enjoy other traditional Mission activities from yesteryear. MORE ABOUT  LA PURISIMA MISSION MORE MISSION EVENTS

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October 2019

Archeology Day at La Purisima Mission

October 19, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Get your hands dirty sifting sand to find hidden clues to the past at the Mission’s dig site, carve your own soapstone bead, and see flint knapping demonstrations. MORE ABOUT LA PURISIMA MISSION PLAN YOUR VISIT TO LOMPOC

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December 2019

Founding Day Remembrance at La Purisima Mission

December 8, 2019

Founding Day recognizes the day La Purisima Mission was established on December 8, 1787 on the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. Events for this observation are: Founding Day Mass – December 8 at noon A mass will be held at noon to celebrate the founding of the mission. The public is invited to attend. No reservations are required. Founding Day Evening Concert – December 8 at 7:00 pm Many lanterns lead the way to an evening of…

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Las Posadas at La Purisima Mission

December 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join costumed docents as they lead the Las Posadas procession though the mission grounds with songs in Spanish and English. The tradition dates back over 400 years in Mexico and reenacts the biblical journey of Mary and Joseph seeking shelter in Bethlehem. MORE ABOUT LA PURISIMA MISSION PLAN YOUR VISIT TO LOMPOC

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