San Juan Bautista State Historic Park, San Juan Bautista

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San Juan Bautista Plaza Historic District, also known as San Juan Bautista State Historic Park is a historic district in San Juan Bautista, California, United States, that is a National Historic Landmark and a California state historic park. It includes the Mission San Juan Bautista, the Jose Castro House (another National Historic Landmark), and several other buildings. It became a State Park in 1933 and was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1970.The following buildings in the district are documented in the Historic American Buildings Survey.
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  • 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 t...  more »
  • 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. Fas...  more »
  • 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 sho...  more »
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  • I love history so enjoyed my visit here immensely. This place is not big but contains some well-preserved buildings and artifacts. These do a great job of telling the history of this town and a few of the peoples whose lives are interwoven into the story of the area. Who knew this tiny town has a connection to the Donner Party? Not me, until today. The exhibits are very informative and well put-together. The park staff were great - helpful, funny and friendly.
  • I love San Juan Bautista and the state park is beautiful this time of year. Everything's green all the buildings and all the plants look clean and sharp and I even love the chickens. Yes I said chickens. They roam the streets and the gardens and if you're lucky enough to show up on Festival days you may just be dancing the chicken dance with the rest of the whole town. Great restaurants good music nice people but still small and hometown.
  • I LOVE this little gem! Recalling having had such a wonderful experience visiting this extraordinarily well kept historic park as a child, my father & I made a day of visiting 40 years later. There has been no better kept museum I have authentically seen since. Keep in mind I’ve been to the Louve in Paris! I cannot say enough about this experience. You must go!
  • Had lunch at JJ's Burgers off of Third Street. Boss Man J.J. is up front with his staff too make sure you are enjoying your meal. This family has never had a meal their.
  • Great place. Just love everything here. I drive down at least 3-4 times a month and grab some Dona Esther's and hit the state park
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