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  • History
    • La 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.

  • What's there to do at the mission?
    • Walk around and see the different buildings, fountains, animals, and much more.
    • Shop around at the mission store.
    • Hike the maintained trails which are approximately 12 miles.
    • Picnic at the various picnic tables that are available.
    • Wild 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.
    • There are restrooms at the mission.

  • Current Events
    There 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.

    For times & further information on any events call 1 (805) 733-3713
  • Location
    • La Purisima Mission is approximately 2 miles or less northeast of Lompoc.
    • Driving time from Lompoc ranges from 5-15 min. depending on your location.
    • Others may choose to bike, jog, or walk to the mission.

  • Other Information
    • Tour information - call 1 (805) 735 2174
    • Park Information - call 1 (805) 733 3713


La Purisima Mission
2295 Purisima Road
Lompoc, CA 93436


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