Purisima Mission was founded on December 8, 1787 by father Fermin
De Lasuen. The mission was the 11th established out of 21. The original
mission, Mission Vieja de la Purisima was destroyed by an earthquake
in 1812. Ruins of the original mission can be found in the North
F Street and Locust Avenue area. La Purisima was then rebuilt approximately
4 miles north of the original site. In the 1930's the Union Oil
Company and the Catholic Church owned a lot of or most of the important
parcels of land and remains of the buildings. They very generously
donated everything so the mission could be restored. Restoration
began in 1934. The restoration was a joint effort by the county,
state, and federal governments. The mission is the most fully restored
mission, in its most original setting.
there to do at the mission?
around and see the different buildings, fountains, animals, and
around at the mission store.
the maintained trails which are approximately 12 miles.
at the various picnic tables that are available.
animals can often be seen. Mainly squirrels. I have personally come
across snakes. So watch where you step, especially if you choose
to hike the trails.
are restrooms at the mission.
- Current Events
are guided tours for the general public given at the mission Tuesday-Friday at 2pm only and Saturday & Sunday at 11:00 am & 2:00 pm. We've been informed that all public tours are cancelled if a special event is going on, so please check the official La Purisima Mission site event schedule or call ahead.
times & further information on any events call 1 (805) 733-3713
Purisima Mission is approximately 2 miles or less northeast of Lompoc.
time from Lompoc ranges from 5-15 min. depending on your location.
may choose to bike, jog, or walk to the mission.
information - call 1 (805) 735 2174
Information - call 1 (805) 733 3713
2295 Purisima Road
Lompoc, CA 93436