Mission San Antonio de Padua, Jolon

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The Campaign for the Preservation of Mission San Antonio de Padua Foundation was formed in 2010 to fund the retrofit repair and the preservation of the structural integrity of the historic and beloved mission. The Foundation’s intent is to raise funds to ensure that this landmark, an important piece of California’s history, is saved, so that visitors and the greater community can experience this historical treasure and its inspiring serenity for years to come.
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  • It's located on a military base but once inside you'll be transported to another era and get a wonderful California history education. The courtyard is huge and you can ramble the adobe/brickhalls and...  more »
  • This mission is in a secluded spot about 40 minutes off of Hwy 101, but it is a must see for any one interested in the missions of California and California history. It is one of my favorites, great f...  more »
  • This is the 3rd oldest mission in California, and one of the least visited, It is one of the best preserved and most historic missions I have visited, and the location is one of natural beauty and wil...  more »
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  • Beautiful! The least visited of the missions. It's off the beaten path & on an Army fort. Land used to being to WR Hearst, there's a property of his, the Hacienda near the mission now a hotel. You can also stay the night at this mission, and it's a once in a lifetime experience to do so! Also has amazing preserved ruins on site. They have a festival called "Mission Days" in April- experience a reenactment of the time period at the mission. Our whole family loved it!
  • The Mission is restored very well. The surroundings are little changed from historical times, as it's in the middle of a military preserve, hence no development around it. The only negative was Google Maps trying to take us on a shortcut about 2 miles from the site, that would have taken us through a restricted area. An extra 1.5 mile brought us there without conflict.
  • One of the oldest of California's historical missions, this small but beautiful sanctuary is located surrounded by the Army's Hunter Liggett training base, in the amazing northern portion of the Central Coast wine country. The church is simple adobe which remains true to its origins and beautiful. The garden courtyard and grounds are a photographer's dream.akes a nice intermission to your wine tasting and sightseeing touring.
  • Do not be fooled by the Army checkpoint. Mission Road is open to all civilian traffic. After turning onto Mission Road, there is a covered guard shack in the middle of the road. There are no guards, only a sign that states access is open to thru-traffic. Follow Mission Road around Fort Hunter Liggett until you see the signs for the mission. It is worth the trip and you will be glad you ventured off the beaten path to visit. If you are still worried or want more information, call the gift shop for assistance. Pax Christi.
  • Very beautiful and peaceful environment, church and gardens. Interesting old building foundations and interpretive signs. Nice gift shop too.
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